Dr. Savraj Grewal, PhD
Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute
Child Health & Wellness Researcher
Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
B.S. Pharmacology, King's College, 1992
Doctor of Philosophy Cell Biology, Oregon Health & Sciences Univ., 2001
Dr Savraj Grewal is a Professor at the University of Calgary and the Associate Director, Basic & Translational Research at the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute. Dr. Grewal obtained his BSc in Pharmacology from Kings College London, UK in 1992. He obtained his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon in 2001. He then carried out postdoctoral research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr Grewal joined the faculty at the University of Calgary in 2007
Areas of Research
- Cell tissue growth using Drosophila as a model system
Our research is aimed at understanding how cells grow and multiply. The coordinated regulation of cell growth and proliferation is essential during animal development for controlling organ and organism size, while in cancer deregulated cell growth is often an early event in tumor formation. Our lab uses a combination of molecular, genetic, and biochemical approaches to study cell, tissue and body growth in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. The processes that control cell growth are remarkably similar across different species. For example, similar genes regulate cell growth in both humans and fruit flies, and mutations in these genes often lead to cancer. The broad goal of the our lab, therefore, is to use Drosophila as a model organism to provide insight into fundamental mechanisms of growth control that are important for human health and disease.
For more information about our lab, current research and recent publications, please visit our lab webpage: https://thegrewallab.com/
Participation in university strategic initiatives
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