Professor, Associate Vice-President, Research and International

Dr. Bernard DunckerBernard Duncker carries out cancer-related research on yeast and is an expert on the initiation of eukaryotic DNA replication and cell cycle checkpoints.

His work on the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the proteins involved in controlling DNA replication has applications for developing biomarkers to detect the presence of environmental carcinogens, and cancer in humans. Professor Duncker is also studying how both yeast and various fish species regulate the production of certain proteins during cell cycle checkpoints, a series of decisions involved in cell proliferation which become flawed as cells turn cancerous.

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University of Waterloo

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