Signaling pathways that control the mammalian stress response - PHGY 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Ursula Stochaj

Supervisor's Email: ursula.stochaj [at]

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Supervisor's department: Physiology

Course number: PHGY 396 (Physiology)

Term: Summer 2014

Project start date: May 5, 2014

Project end date: July 2014

Project title: Signaling pathways that control the mammalian stress response.

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The stress response is a critical factor for many diseases; it is also essential for the survival of harmful environmental conditions. Following  stress, cells stop protein synthesis to reallocate energy while minimizing damage. This protective mechanism promotes cell survival of cells and linked to changes in cell signaling.

It is the aim of this project to identify novel signaling pathways that control the stress response in mammalian cells.

Prerequisite: 2 terms 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 report: 50%; Performance in lab: 50%

Other project information: The best way to reach me is by e-mail.

Project status: This project is open to applicant.

How students can apply / Next steps: Please send advising transcript by e-mail.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Handling chemicals