'Investigating the Effects of Nuclear Dyes on Cellular Physiology' - PHGY 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

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 from www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396 after it has been posted. 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; this may or may not be your own department. 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 fax this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science at 514-398-8102. The Office for Undergraduate Research in Science will later post the project online at www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396/listing, indicating whether the project is open for students to apply or taken.

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

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Claire Brown

Supervisor's Email: claire.brown [at] mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-4400 x 00795

Supervisor's Website: https://mcgill.ca/lifesciencescomplex/core/imaging

Supervisor's department: Physiology

Course number: PHGY396 (Physiology)

Term: Fall 2011-2012

Project start date: Wednesday, September 1, 2011

Project end date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Project title: Investigating the Effects of Nuclear Dyes on Cellular Physiology

Project description: Involves researching available nuclear dyes and known effects, cell culture of CHO cell line (and time and experimental success permitting, other cell lines), and investigating effects of the nuclear dyes on cell proliferation (such as cell division, nucleus morphology, and other characteristics). Project would involve the use of live cell high-content screening microscopy, extensive analysis using MetaXpress software, and a project report of results.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 50% term paper, 50% laboratory performance

Project status - This project is taken.

How students can apply: Fill in form and have signed by supervisor

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Biohazardous substances; Using lasers.

Student's Name:

Student's McGill ID:

Student's Email (first.last [at] mail.mcgill.ca):

Student's Phone:

Student's Program:

Student's Level (U0 / U1 / U2 / U3):

Student's signature - I have not applied for another '396' course in this term:

Supervisor's signature - I give my permission for the student identified above to register for this project under my supervision:


Unit chair/director/designate's name:

Unit chair/director/designate's signature - I certify that this project conforms to departmental requirements for 396 courses: