Regulation of Apoptosis of Common Nephric Duct (CND) - BIOC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Maxime Bouchard

Supervisor's Email: maxime.bouchard [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-3532

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Biochemistry

Course number: BIOC 396 (Biochemistry)

Term: Fall 2014-2015

Project start date: September 2, 2014

Project end date: December 4, 2014

Project title: Regulation of Apoptosis of Common Nephric Duct (CND)

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The programmed cell death (apoptosis) has been previously shown to be fundamental to the elimination of Common Nephric Duct (CND) during development of the mammalian urogenital system. This project involves utilization of organ culture, kinase inhibitors, and immunofluorescent imaging (GFP). The purpose is to further investigate the kinase signaling regulating both extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways in elimination of CND.

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): 50% final report; 50% assiduity, motivation and lab performance

Project status: This project is taken.

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