Studying novel cell cycle signalling pathways in yeast cells
Project Description

My laboratory recently identified a novel signalling pathway that originates at the plasma membrane and results in activation of the spindle assembly checkpoint. This project will involve experiments that aim to define the signalling pathway involved.

Supervisor
BANFIELD David Karl
Quota
2
Course type
UROP1100
Applicant's Roles

The student(s) will learn basic techniques for using yeast cells as a model system to study fundamental processes in eukaryotic cell biology. Techniques will include fluorescence microscopy, yeast molecular genetics, molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

Develop competence in a variety of experimental techniques (see above), Develop skills in experimental design and execution, develop competency in keeping records of experiments and data obtained and in presently experimental findings to other members of the laboratory.

Complexity of the project
Moderate