'DNA Construct for the Study of DNA Extension' - BIOL 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 after it has been posted here. 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 in Section A; this may or may not be your own department. (* EXCEPTIONS: For NSCI 396 and COGS 396, please bring it to the Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser in Dawson Hall.) 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 send a copy of this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science (either fax, or internal mail to Dawson Hall 408-A, or PDF scan + email).
QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science.
Supervisor's Name: Dr. Sabrina Leslie & Dr. Jackie Vogel
Supervisor's Email: sabrina [dot] leslie [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: (514) 343-6111 Ext. 3205
Supervisor's department: Biology
Course number: BIOL 396 (Biology)
Term: Winter 2012-2013
Project start date: Monday, January 7, 2013
Project end date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Project title: DNA Construct for the Study of DNA Extension
Project description: The project consists of reconstituting a hybrid microtubule-centromere DNA construct in vitro. One side of the 125 bp DNA construct consists of a tetO' sequence and the other a tetO sequence. This will allow the study of the extension of DNA by binding each side of the DNA construct to separate surfaces using a YFP PCA construct (provided by the Dr. J. Vogel) and tetB-biotin. The construct will be tested using a custom built fluorescence microscopy system.
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): Lab performance 50%, Final Paper 50%
Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
How students can apply: N/A; this project is filled.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.