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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).
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Supervisor's Name: Cecilia Flores
Supervisor's Email: cecilia [dot] flores [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: (514)761 6131 x 2814
Supervisor's Website: http://ceciliafloreslab.com
Supervisor's department: Psychiatry
Course number: NSCI 396 (Neuroscience)
Term: Summer 2013
Project start date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Project end date: Friday, August 30, 2013
Project title: Neuroanatomical analysis of mesocorticolimbic dopamine neurone in adolescent and adult shhR deficient mice.
Project description: Work in our lab shows that mice lacking cdo, a shh coreceptor, exhibit differential numbers of th positive cells in adulthood. However, when this differential development takes place, is still unknown. The dopamine system undergoes major developmental changes during adolescence. Therefore, we plan to analyze the ventral segmental area and sn of adolescent cdo and wt mice in order to address whether or not cdo influences the development of the dopamine system during this period.
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. 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: Animal subjects; Biohazardous substances; Handling chemicals.