Dr. David Stuart is an associate professor in the department of biochemistry at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He holds an MSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta. He conducted post-doctoral research in cell cycle regulation under the supervision of Dr. Curt Wittenberg at the Scripps Institute in San Diego California Dr. Stuart\'s research is focused on mechanisms that regulate DNA replication and recombination during meiosis. His major investigations focus on the role of Cyclin Dependent Kinase and Dbf4 Dependent Kinase in activating DNA replication and linking DNA replication and recombination. He also pursues extensive investigations into the mechanisms that regulate gene expression during meiosis.