'Regulation of PINK1 processing by mitochondria' - NSCI 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 (either fax 514-398-8102, or internal mail to Dawson Hall 408-A, or PDF scan + email).
QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact Victor Chisholm by email, or phone 514-398-5964
Supervisor's Name: Edward A. Fon
Supervisor's Email: ted [dot] fon [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-8398
Supervisor's department: Neurology & Neurosurgery
Course number: NSCI396 (Neuroscience)
Term: Summer 2012
Project start date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Project end date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Project title: Regulation of PINK1 processing by mitochondria
Project description: The two Parkinson' disease genes, PINK1 and Parkin cooperate in a cellular pathway that regulates mitochondrial quality-control. A crucial step in this pathway involves the regulation of PINK1 processing and turnover in mitochondria. The student will characterize how the mitochondrial proteases that we recently identified regulate PINK1 function and mitochondrial health.
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 shall be based on laboratory performance as evaluated by the research supervisor (50%) and the final written research report (minimum 10 pages) graded by the supervisor and the course coordinator or the coordinator's delegate (50%).
Project status: This project is taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '396' projects this term.
How students can apply:
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves 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: