Graduate Courses

  • Neuroscience 610: Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

    Graduate course with topics include voltage sensitive currents, molecular biology of neuronal receptors, synaptic transmission and sensory transduction. Lectures supplemented with experimental demonstrations and discussion sessions. Required for graduate students in the Neuroscience Training Program and in the Physiology Training Program.
    Instructors: Chiu, Fettiplace, Jones, Roopra
    Semester offered: Fall

    Credits: 4

  • Neuroscience 611: Systems Neuroscience

    Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the mammalian nervous system for graduate students. Topics include neuroanatomy of the human brain, the major sensory and motor systems, and higher order functions. Lab/discussion sections will emphasize readings from the primary literature and hands-on dissections. Required for Neuroscience Training Program graduate students.
    Instructors: Bakshi, Baldo, Birn, Hanna, X. Huang, Populin, Rosenbuerg, Thorne
    Semester offered: Spring

    Credits: 4

  • Anatomy 625: Brain Cell Culture and Imaging

    A team-taught laboratory course for senior undergraduates. The focus is on teaching the students current techniques in neural cell culture and live-cell microscopy.
    Instructors: Gomez, Dent
    Semester offered: Fall

    Credits: 4

  • Physiology 629: Molecular Mechanisms of Memory

    A course for seniors and graduate students focuses on the cell signaling and the resulting structural changes that occur at neuronal synapses during memory formation. The aim is to understand how the synaptic changes underlying memory occur.
    Instructors: Lipton
    Semester offered: Fall of even years

    Credits: 3

  • Physiology 630: Sensation and Memory in the Cerebral Cortex

    A course for seniors and graduate students provides insight into how the cerebral cortex processes sensory information to generate and store cogent representations of the external world through readings in primary literature in lecture and discussion format.
    Instructors: Lipton, Banks
    Semester offered: Spring of even years

    Credits: 3

  • Anatomy 700: Cytoskeletal Dynamics

    A team taught graduate level course that covers mechanisms of cytoskeletal dynamics both in vitro and in vivo. Topics include neuron differentiation, process outgrowth, cell motility and mitosis. The format is a combination of lectures and discussion sections focusing on current literature.
    Instructors: Dent, Gomez, et. al.
    Semester offered: Spring (odd years)

    Credits: 2

  • Anatomy 765: Developmental Neuroscience

    Analysis of neural development with emphasis on experimental approaches. Combination of lectures and discussions of primary literature. Topics include neural induction, patterning, mechanisms of axon guidance, neural crest cell migration and differentiation, cortical development, and synapse formation and elimination.
    Instructors: Halloran, Gomez
    Semester offered: Spring

    Credits: 3

  • Pathology 751: Cell and molecular biology of aging

    Cellular and molecular pathophysiology of human disease typically afflicting the aged, such as Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, Type II diabetes and arthritis, experimental systems to study aging.
    Instructors: Zhang and others
    Semester offered:

    Credits: 3