Neuroprotection in Axonal Disease - NSCI 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD

Supervisor's Email: leonard.levin [at] mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 514-843-1544

Supervisor's Website:  https://mcgill.ca/neuro/research/researchers/levin

Supervisor's department: Ophthalmology and Neurology & Neurosurgery

Course number: NSCI 396 (Neuroscience)

Term: Winter 2018

Project start date: Monday, January 8, 2018

Project end date: Monday, April 30, 2018

Project title: Neuroprotection in Axonal Disease

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Damage to axons (nerve fibers) in the nervous system causes irreversible loss of function. Our laboratory focuses on understanding how axonal injury causes degeneration, and how that can be inhibited with drugs. This project will help how this occurs, to help prevent permanent loss of connections in the nervous system.

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): Final grade shall be based on laboratory performance as evaluated by the research supervisor (50%) and the final written research report (minimum 10 pages) graded by the supervisor and the course coordinator or the coordinator's delegate (50%).

Other project information: This project involves work with animals,microscopy, and advanced imaging techniques.

Project status: This project is open to applicant.

How students can apply / Next steps: Please email Professor Levin with a resume and transcript.

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