Role of Rgm-b in olfactory axon guidance - ANAT 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Jean-François Cloutier

Supervisor's Email: jf.cloutier [at] mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-6351

Supervisor's Website:

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.