'Effect of potassium channel blockers on left-right patterning in the chick embryo' - ANAT 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form
INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Please print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, as applicable, from "Supervisor's Name" to "Ethics, safety, and training". Please sign and date near the bottom ("Supervisor's signature").
INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it from www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396 after it has been posted. Either way, print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, from "Student's Name" to "Student's Level", and sign ("Student signature). Ask your supervisor to sign her/his section near the bottom. Take it to the department corresponding to the course number; this may or may not be your own department. Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission. Have a discussion with your supervisor about time/work expectations, keeping in mind that this is a 3-credit course (roughly, 10 hours per week for 12 weeks). Remember that a '396' course is an elective.
INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, please notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and fax this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science at 514-398-8102. The Office for Undergraduate Research in Science will later post the project online at www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396/listing, indicating whether the project is open for students to apply or taken.
QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact Victor Chisholm by email, or phone 514-398-5964
Supervisor's Name: Aimee Ryan
Supervisor's Email: Aimee [dot] Ryan [at] McGill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-412-4400 ext. 22854
Course number: ANAT396 (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Term: Winter 2011-2012
Project start date: Wednesday, January 5, 2012
Project end date: Monday, April 16, 2012
Project title: Effect of potassium channel blockers on left-right patterning in the chick embryo.
Project description: The student will treat ex ovo cultured chick embryos with potassium channel blockers and monitor the effect on the direction of heart looping, the first morphological sign of asymmetric organogenesis. The student will be taught to dissect chick embryos and grow them ex ovo. After treatment the student will the student will perform a morphological assessment of the embryo.
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final grade will be based on laboratory performance as evaluated by the research supervisor (50%) and a final written research report (minimum 10 pages) graded by the supervisor and the course coordinator or the coordinator's delegate (50%).
Other project information: Our lab is located at the Montreal Children's Hospital site of the RI-MUHC.
Project status - This project is: Open to applicant
How students can apply: Please email your transcript and availability for an interview to Aimee [dot] Ryan [at] McGill [dot] ca
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves:
- Animal subjects
- Biohazardous substances
- Handling chemicals
Student's McGill ID:
Student's Email (first [dot] last [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca):
Student's Level (U0 / U1 / U2 / U3):
Student's signature - I have not applied for another '396' course in this term:
Supervisor's signature - I give my permission for the student identified above to register for this project under my supervision:
Unit chair/director/designate's name:
Unit chair/director/designate's signature - I certify that this project conforms to departmental requirements for 396 courses: