Savraj Grewal


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


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Office: 403-210-6535

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Samantha Veress


Office: 403-220-6553

Research and teaching

Area of Focus

  • Cell tissue growth using Drosophila as a model system

Summary of Research

Our work focuses on the control of protein synthesis. Abnormal protein synthesis is often seen in cancer cells, and may contribute to the runaway growth characteristic of the disease. Using fruit fly genetics, we identify the genes that regulate protein synthesis, and we examine how these genes control growth.


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