Master's student wtd: mammary glucose trsprt

John P Cant jcant at uoguelph.ca
Mon Jun 24 11:41:07 EST 1996


                 A position is available for an 
                          M.Sc. student
to conduct research on the kinetics of glucose
transport into milk secretory cells of the bovine
mammary gland. Lactose, because of its osmotic
potential, is the most important single compound
determining the volume of milk a cow will produce.
The ability to predict milk production accurately,
then, hinges on an understanding of the flow of
glucose from blood to lactose in mammary tissue.
One of the rate-limiting steps is transport across the
plasma membrane. The Master's candidate will
attempt to mathematically define this rate-limiting
process using in vitro mammary cell preparations
and measurements of [14C]glucose (dis)appearance
over time. A stipend of $15,000/year will be
provided for 2 years. The student will have to pay
education and living expenses out of this stipend. If
interested, please contact John Cant at the
Department of Animal and Poultry Science,
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1.
(519)824-4120 x6222                         jcant at aps.uoguelph.ca




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