Supervisor's Name: Kathleen Cullen
Supervisor's Email: kathleen.cullen [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514 398-5709
Supervisor's department: Physiology
Course number: PHGY 396 (Physiology)
Term: Winter 2013-2014
Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014
Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Project title: CGRp and the tuning of linearly in vestibular processing
Project description (50-100 words suggested): The functional role of the brain’s efferent projection to the vestibular component of the inner ear remains a mystery. Calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) is a neuroactive peptide known to act at efferent synapses and their targets in hair cell organs including the cochlea and lateral line. In this project, we will address whether and how the loss of CGRP influences the linearity of vestibular system function by comparing the vestibular ocular reflex in CGRP null (-/-) and WT mice .
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): Based on the supervisor’s assessment of a combination of overall performance (35%) and on the quality of the oral (15%) and written (50%) reports.
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: Animal subjects.