Claudins and Kidney and Urinary Tract Development - HGEN 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Indra Gupta

Supervisor's Email: indra.gupta [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 5144124400 ext 23539

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Human Genetics

Course number: HGEN 396 (Human Genetics)

Term: Winter 2018

Project start date: Monday January 8, 2018

Project end date: Monday April 30, 2018

Project title: Claudins and Kidney and Urinary Tract Development

Project description (50-100 words suggested): This project is examining the roles of claudin proteins during kidney and urinary tract development in the mouse and in the chick.  Defects in kidney formation are the most common cause of kidney failure in children.  We are using live imaging of developing kidney tissues and cell lines to understand how claudin proteins mediate their differentiation.

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% of mark based on performance in the laboratory and 50% of mark based on final report.

Project status: This project is open to applicant.

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, return the application form with a copy of your unofficial transcript to Mr Ross MacKay in the Department of Human Genetics (electronically or hardcopy; see for contact information).

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