'Immediate Early Gene Response during Public Information Use in Sticklebacks' - BIOL396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Simon Reader

Supervisor's Email: simon.reader [at] mcgill.ca

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Supervisor's department: Biology

Course number: BIOL 396 (Biology)

Term: Summer 2013

Project start date: Monday, July 1st, 2013

Project end date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Project title: Immediate Early Gene Response during Public Information Use in Sticklebacks

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Using immunohistochemistry we will measure the activation of immediate early response genes in two species of fresh water fish, the Threespine and Ninespine Stickleback. After behavioral testing, the brains of these animals will be sectioned and stained for membrane bound receptors.

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): 60 % - Final Report; 40% - Practical Work.

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

How students can apply: N/A; this project is filled.

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