Reciprocal Regulation of fat and sugar metabolism by Rab18 - BIOC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Robert Kiss

Supervisor's Email: robert.kiss [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514-934-1934 ext 34848

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Biochemistry

Course number: BIOC 396 (Biochemistry)

Term: Fall 2014-2015

Project start date: September 1st, 2014

Project end date: December 4, 2014

Project title: Reciprocal Regulation of fat and sugar metabolism by Rab18

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Rab18 is the primary regulator of the storage and mobilization of fats in the lipid droplet of cells.  We propose to demonstrate that Rab18 physically and functionally interacts with the rate limiting enzyme of glycogen storage to reciprocally regulate fat and sugar metabolism.  These novel insights will have a profound impact on metabolic syndrome and heart disease.

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% in laboratory participation; 50% final report

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

How students can apply / Next steps: Bring a printed copy of this application form and your advising transcript to me during office hours.

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