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Supervisor's Name: Larry Lands (co-supervisor Dao Nguyen)
Supervisor's Email: larry [dot] lands [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-412-4444
Co-Supervisor's department: Microbiology and Immunology
Course number: MIMM 396 (Microbiology)
Term: Fall 2013-2014
Project start date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Project end date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Project title: Inflammasome in rhinoviral infection
Project description (50-100 words suggested): Rhinovirus is the cause of the common cold and leads to exacerbations of chornic lung conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis, asthma, and COPD. Rhinovurs elicits a inflammatory response including interleukin-8 and the inflammasome. This study will investigate the inflammasome response to rhinoviral infection and Poly I:C, a dsRNA mimic, in resident airway cells, using airway epithelial cell lines and monocyte derived macrophages.
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: Human subjects; Biohazardous substances; Handling chemicals.