'TMED2 and liver development' - HGEN 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Loydie A. Jerome-Majewska

Supervisor's Email: loydie.majewska [at] mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 5144572404

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Human Genetics

Course number: HGEN 396 (Human Genetics)

Term: Fall 2013-2014

Project start date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Project end date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Project title: TMED2 and liver development

Project description (50-100 words suggested): We have found that TMED2 is required for liver homeostasis we would like to determine if TMED2 is also required for normal liver development in mutant embryos. In this project we will examine expression of liver markers in Tmed2 mutant embryos by in situ hybridization and RT-PCR.

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.

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.