MIMM 396 Undergraduate Research Project Proposal Form

INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Fill out Sections A & B then submit this form online. (You will receive an email copy of the form. The Office for Undergraduate Research in Science will also post the project online, indicating whether the project is open for students to apply or taken.) DONE

INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it after it has been posted. Either way, print this form. Complete and sign Section C on the hardcopy. Ask your supervisor to sign Section D. Take it to the department corresponding to the course number in Section A (this may or may not be your own department). Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission.

INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and fax this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science at 514-398-8102.

QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact Victor Chisholm by email, or phone 514-398-5964.

SECTION A: SUPERVISOR INFORMATION
Name: Martin Olivier
Email: martin.olivier [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 5143985592
Website:  
Supervisor's department: Microbiology and Immunology
Supervisor's department (if none of the above)  
Course number: MIMM396 (Microbiology and Immunology)
SECTION B: PROJECT INFORMATION
Term: Winter 2008-2009
Project start date: January 5 2009
Project end date: April 14 2009
Project title: Leishmania-induced dendritic cells inactivation: A signalling point of view
Project description: During the course of this project the student will study the mechanics whereby Leishmania parasite can alter dendritic cells (DC) antigen presenting functions at the cellular and molecular levels. After in vitro infection of DCs, those latter will be subjected to LPS stimulation over a time period. Depending on what will be monitored, the short time stimulation will be used to look at signalling alternation (MAP kinases, IRAK kinases, Transcription factors) and the longer time stimulation will be used to look at markers and their functional capacity to present selected antigen (Ovalbumin) to T cells. This study should help better understand how this intracellular pathogens can evade immune response.
Prerequisite: Other: please specify below
Other prerequisite, if applicable: MIMM212 or equivalent laboratory course, 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA ≥ 3.0; 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%).
Other project information:
Project status - This project is: Taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
How students can apply: For MIMM 396: After all parts of this application form are completed, and the hard copy is signed by the professor and the student, bring this application form and your advising transcript to Prof. M. Baines during office hours, who will review/approve as the MIMM 396 course coordinator.
If other, please specify:  
Ethics, safety, and training
Which of the following, if any, is involved? One or more of the following
Animal subjects [ ]
Human subjects [ ]
Biohazardous substances [x]
Radioactive materials [x]
Handling chemicals [x]
Using lasers [ ]
Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students.
SECTION C: STUDENT INFORMATION
Do not complete this section unless/until the student is identified.
Name:  
McGill ID:  
Email (first.last [at] mail.mcgill.ca):  
Phone:  
Program (E.g., B.Sc. Maj. Chem. Min. Biol.):  
Level (U0 / U1 / U2 / U3):
Student signature - I have not applied for another '396' course in this term:  
SECTION D: APPROVALS.
Do not complete this section unless/until the student is identified.
Supervisor: I give my permission for the student identified in section C to register for this project under my supervision.
Supervisor's signature:  
Date:  
Unit chair/director/designate: I certify that this project conforms to departmental requirements for 396 courses.
Unit chair/director/designate's name:  
Unit chair/director/designate's signature:  
Date:  

This form was submitted from https://home.mcgill.ca/science/ours/396/form/ on Monday, 05-Jan-09 12:25:00 EST.