Neuroscience Graduate Program

Graduate Courses

Core Requirements: The Fundamentals

  • Neuroscience 200A. Fundamentals of Neuroscience
    Molecular and cellular mechanisms
    Taught by Scott Currie.
  • Neuroscience 200B. Fundamentals of Neuroscience
    Neural and hormonal systems
    Taught by Peter Hickmott.
  • Neuroscience 200C. Fundamentals of Neuroscience
    Neural control of behavior
    Taught by Khaleel Razak.
  • Neuroscience 201. Neuroscience Laboratory
    Presents theoretical and practical aspects of modern methods and techniques used in nervous system research. Faculty teach modules on methods in which they have special expertise.  Methods include, but are not limited to, light and fluorescence; microscopy, imaging ion concentrations within cells, immunocytochemistry, and electrophysiology of model systems
    Taught by Douglas Ethell, Iryna Ethell, Mike Adams, Scott Currie and Douglas Altshuler
  • Neuroscience 257. Graduate Seminar in Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology
    Reports on current research topics in CMD biology presented by visiting scholars, campus faculty and students. Course is repeatable.
  • Neuroscience 287. Colloquium in Neuroscience
    Reports on current research topics in neuroscience presented by visiting scholars, campus faculty and students. Course is repeatable.
  • Neuroscience 289. Special Topics in Neuroscience
    Interdisciplinary seminar with the instructor and topic varied each time the course is offered. Topics include: synaptic mechanisms; membrane channels; glial cells, developmental neurobiology; central pattern generation and behavior; CNS repair and regeneration. Course is repeatable.
  • Biochemistry 240. Special Topics in Biochemistry
    Seminar with oral student presentations and intensive small-group discussions. Selected topics in the area of specialization of each faculty member (e.g., "Protein Expression and Plasticity of Brain Glutamate Receptors", Prof. Curras-Collazo).
  • Biochemistry/Chemistry 241. Bioorganic Chemistry
    Fundamental mechanisms of enzyme action, transduction cycles in visual receptors, and G proteins.
  • Biology 211. Selected Techniques in Microscopy
    Sample preparation and use of the electron microscope are emphasized, and other kinds of microscopy are shown. Laboratory work includes projects and techniques of special interest to the student.
  • Biology 285. Seminar in Animal Behavior and Neurobiology
    Selected topics concerned with animal behavior and its neural and hormonal bases. Course is repeatable.

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