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: Claire Brown
Supervisor's Email: claire [dot] brown [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: 00795
Supervisor's Website: www.mcgill.ca/physiology/directory/core-faculty/claire-brown
Supervisor's department: Physiology
Course number: PHGY 396 (Physiology)
Term: Winter 2013-2014
Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014
Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Project title: Why image in 3D?
Project description (50-100 words suggested): At the Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF) we often have researchers ask us if they should do they image collection and analysis in 3D. However, we have little data to support the idea that there is a need for 3D data analysis. This project will involved collecting image data sets of endosomal vesicles and filaments for multiple cells in 2D and 3D using laser scanning confocal microscopy. The images will then be analyzed with MetaMorph software in 2D and with Imaris software in 3D to determine if results are similar or not. Control versus treated cells will be used to determine if scientific conclusions will be affected by 2D versus 3D analysis.
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): 50% for laboratory activity and weekly reports/meetings and 50% for the written report. The report will follow a journal article format (Summary, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusions and References) and will be approximately 10 pages long including figures.
Project status: This project is open to applicant.
How students can apply / Next steps: Email me your unoffical transcripts and CV and a brief statement as to why you are interested in this project.
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.