Imaginal discs developmental chart in the ant species Pheidole morrisi - BIOL 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Ehab Abouheif

Supervisor's Email: ehab.abouheif [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-7190

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Biology

Course number: BIOL 396 (Biology)

Term: Fall 2015-2016

Project start date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Project end date: Monday, December 7, 2015

Project title: Imaginal discs developmental chart in the ant species Pheidole morrisi

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Establish an imaginal discs developmental chart in Pheidole morrisi. The student will be asked to check in the ant colonies to collect soldier larvae of different developmental stages, to measure, fix, dissect and image them and measure their imaginal discs in order to be able to associate the length of a larva with the size of its imaginal discs.

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): Theory (25%) Experimental (25%) Final Report (50%)

Other project information: The best way to reach me is by email. Please also CC Mélanie Couture (melanie.couture3 [at]

Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.

How students can apply / Next steps: After all parts of this application form are completed, and the hard copy is signed by the professor and the student, bring this application form and your unofficial transcript to Susan Gabe (Stewart Biology W3/25B) or Nancy Nelson (W3/25) during office hours.

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