Supervisor's Name: Uri David Akavia
Supervisor's Email: uri.david.akavia [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-8526
Supervisor's Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/biochemistry/about-us/department/faculty-members/uri-david-akavia
Supervisor's department: Biochemistry
Course number: BIOC 396 (Biochemistry)
Term: Winter 2013-2014
Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014
Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Project title: Comparing genetic aberrations in mouse and human breast cancer
Project description (50-100 words suggested): The student will compare genetic aberrations (loss of DNA, for example) in mouse models of breast cancer, to aberrations present in human patients of breast cancer. The project serves as an introduction to Computational Biology and will include human-mouse genome comparisons, applying statistical methods to identify aberrations, and follow up of interesting aberrations.
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): 50% evaluation of lab work and reports to supervisor during the semester; 50% final report
Project status: This project is open to applicant.
How students can apply / Next steps: Email me your CV & transcripts with the specific project you're interested in
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.