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   Robert Screaton, Ph.D
    Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
    University of Toronto

Our lab is interested in understanding how human cells respond to extracellular cues to maintain and ensure their function and survival. One central focus is to study how the pancreatic beta cell converts feeding cues into signals leading to insulin production and secretion. We use high-throughput functional screens to identify novel players involved in different cell-signaling pathways, including human pancreatic beta cell proliferation and those involved in the maintenance of mitochondria, critical subcellular organelles essential for cell function and survival. In addition to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, our work impacts upon cancer and neurodegeneration.


Recipient of the 2014 Young Scientist Award from Canadian Diabetes Association


<Note: Laboratory is relocating to Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, March 2015>

Openings available for the following positions:

  1. Post-doctoral Fellow
  2. Graduate Students
  3. Research Associate

for several projects in beta cell biology and neurodegeneration, including:

  1. mechanisms of mitophagy
  2. mitochondrial dynamics
  3. beta cell function and proliferation


Please send Curriculum Vitae and cover letter describing your research interests to

Applicants that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Before sending an application, click here for advice! (from Delaney Lab, University of Victoria) 



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