Associate Professor

Craig Smibert

Molecular Genetics


MaRS West Tower
661 University Avenue, Room 1537, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1M1
Research Interests
Developmental biology, Drosophila, Gene regulation and expression, Non-coding DNA and RNA, Protein-protein, DNA-protein, and RNA-protein interactions, Proteomics and proteins, Translation and post-transcriptional regulation

Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression is achieved through the control of mRNA translation, mRNA stability and subcellular mRNA localization. Post-transcriptional regulation is mediated by RNA-binding proteins and regulatory RNAs that recognize specific sequences within target transcripts. We use both Drosophila as a model to study the mechanisms that underlie post-transcriptional regulation.

Courses taught

  • BCH242Y, Post-Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms


  • Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto