Environmental effects on the development of foraging behavior in C. elegans - BIOL 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Michael Hendricks

Supervisor's Email: michael.hendricks [at] mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 6581

Supervisor's Website: http://biology.mcgill.ca/faculty/hendricks/

Supervisor's department: Biology

Course number: BIOL 396 (Biology)

Term: Fall 2014-2015

Project start date: September 2, 2014

Project end date: December 2014

Project title: Environmental effects on the development of foraging behavior in C. elegans

Project description (50-100 words suggested): This project examines how the nutritional environment during development affects adult foraging behaviors in C. elegans. The primary hypothesis being tested is that the quality or stability of food resources during larval stages causes permanent changes to adult foraging strategies.

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): The final grade will be based on: 50% final report, 20% progress reports made during regular group meetings, 30% performance in lab.

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: Animal subjects; Biohazardous substances.