Supervisor's Name: Aimee Ryan
Supervisor's Email: aimee.ryan [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-412-4400 ext. 22853
Supervisor's department: Human Genetics
Course number: HGEN 396 (Human Genetics)
Term: Winter 2013-2014
Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014
Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Project title: Characterization of neural crest cells in cCPE-treated embryos
Project description (50-100 words suggested): The student will be responsible for collecting embryos and performing whole mount in situ hybridization using probes that identify mRNA that are expressed in neural crest cells. Following in situ hybridization, tissues will be sectioned and photographed.
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 (40%), a final written report (50%), and an oral presentation (10%) by the supervisor. Details of the evaluation scheme will be provided by HGEN to supervisors and applicants.
Project status: This project is taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '396' projects this term.
How students can apply / Next steps: For HGEN: After all of the parts of this application forms are completed and the hard copy is signed by the professor and the student, bring the application form and a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Department of Human Genetics (to the attention of Dr. Patricia N. Tonin, Stewart Biology Building N5.13) during office hours.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves handling chemicals.