Mendelian Randomization to Identify the Causes of Aortic Valve Disease - HGEN 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: James C. Engert

Supervisor's Email: jamie.engert [at]

Supervisor's Phone: (514) 934-1934 x35325

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Human Genetics

Course number: HGEN 396 (Human Genetics)

Term: Fall 2015-2016

Project start date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Project end date: Monday, December 7, 2015

Project title: Mendelian Randomization to Identify the Causes of Aortic Valve Disease

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Our laboratory has an interest in cardiovascular diseases, especially aortic valve disease, and a methodological interest in Mendelian randomization to identify causal pathways in disease states that may point to therapeutic targets. Based on our international collaborations we have access to large scale genomic datasets.  In our laboratory, the student will analyze these data sets.

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.

Other project information: The applicant will be Co-supervised by Dr. George Thanassoulis.

Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '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: Human subjects.