Functional relationship between Spt5 and histone modifications - PHAR 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Jason Tanny

Supervisor's Email: jason.tanny [at]

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Supervisor's department: Pharmacology

Course number: PHAR 396 (Pharmacology)

Term: Winter 2018

Project start date: January 8, 2018

Project end date: April 13, 2018

Project title: Functional relationship between Spt5 and histone modifications

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Analysis of genetic interactions between Spt5 mutations and mutations affecting histone modification sites or histone-modifying enzymes in the model eukaryote S. pombe. Cell growth and morphology will be monitored under various growth conditions using fluorescence microscopy and spectrophotometry.

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): Performance in the lab: 50%; Written report: 50%

Project status: This project is taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '396' projects this term.

How students can apply / Next steps: bring signed copy to Chantal Grignon, McIntyre 1325

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