The Department of Biochemistry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Xaralabos (Bob) Varelas as a new Assistant Professor! Bob is a spectacular molecular and cell biologist from Jeff Wrana’s lab at the University of Toronto working on the Hippo pathway that controls cell size, and its connection with several other important signaling pathways. His work has implications for intercellular communication, development, and cancer, and will intersect with the research areas of a number of our faculty. Bob will start in January, 2011, and will occupy newly renovated laboratory space on the Harrison Avenue wing of K6. Please join us in welcoming Bob to the Department!