Supervisor's Name: Jean-François Cloutier
Supervisor's Email: jf.cloutier [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-6351
Supervisor's department: Anatomy and Cell Biology
Course number: ANAT 396 (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Term: Winter 2013-2014
Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014
Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Project title: Role of Rgm-b in olfactory axon guidance
Project description (50-100 words suggested): Repulsive axon guidance molecule b (Rgm-b) is a membrane bound ligand that can direct the growth and steering of axons during development. In order to examine its role in the growth and guidance of olfactory sensory neuron axons during development, the student will determine the pattern of expression of Rgm-b in the olfactory system and determine its ability to promote repulsion of olfactory sensory neuron axons.
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 (50%).
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 NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.