Professor

Charles M. Boone

University of Toronto
Area
Biological Sciences
Specialty
Cellular and Developmental Biology
Elected
2022
International Honorary Member

Dr. Charles Boone is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto and Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. His research interests are functional genomics, genetic networks, systems biology, and chemical genomics. He has pioneered technologies to map genetic interaction networks on a genome-wide scale.

Boone's lab (an open concept lab shared with Brenda Andrews and Tim Hughes) is focused on the development and application of functional genomics techniques to a number of biological problems. In particular, the lab is developing and applying functional genomics approaches for mapping genetic, chemical-genetic, protein-protein interactions using a yeast model system. The ultimate goal is to place all yeast genes and their corresponding products on a functional network. 

Boone is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has received several international awards in recognition of his outstanding research contributions, including the Genetic Society of America’s Edward Novitski Prize for exceptional ingenuity in genetics research.

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