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Supervisor's Name: ASANGLA AO
Supervisor's Email: asangla [dot] ao [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-934-1934 ext 34741
Supervisor's department: Human Genetics
Course number: HGEN 396 (Human Genetics)
Term: Fall 2013-2014
Project start date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Project end date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Project title: Comparison of meiosis segregation pattern in preimplantation embryos obtained from male and female translocation carriers
Project description (50-100 words suggested): Balanced translocation carriers are known to be at risk of reproductive difficulties. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), by selecting chromosomally normal or balanced embryos before implantation, is one of the options for them to have a healthy offspring. In addition, PGD also provides a unique opportunity to analyze chromosome segregation patterns of preimplantation embryos from translocation carriers. The objective of this project is to investigate meiosis segregation pattern in preimplantation embryos obtained from male and female translocation carriers.
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 an evaluation of laboratory (or equivalent) performance (40%), a final written report (50%), and an oral presentation (10%) by the supervisor. Details of the evaluation scheme will be provided by HGEN to supervisors and applicants.
Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
How students can apply: After all of the parts of this application forms are completed and the hard copy is signed by the professor and the student, bring the application form and a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Department of Human Genetics (to the attention of Dr. Patricia N. Tonin, Stewart Biology Building N5.13) during office hours.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves human subjects.