Supervisor's Name: Elaine Davis
Supervisor's Email: elaine.davis [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 398-5893
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: Characterization of Cell Culture Models for Elastic Fiber Assembly Analysis
Project description (50-100 words suggested): The student will grow a number of cell lines to determine which of these cells would provide the best model of the study of elastic fiber assembly in culture. Techniques will involve cell culture, immunofluorescence staining, and possibly Western blot anatomy and siRNA knockdown.
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 (50%) and a final written report (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: Handling chemicals.