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2015-2016 Catalog

Neuroscience (NEURO)

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Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

NEURO 556. Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience.

(Cross-listed with B M S, GDCB). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: BIOL 335 or BIOL 436; physics recommended
Fundamental principles of neuroscience including cellular and molecular neuroscience, nervous system development, sensory, motor and regulatory systems.

NEURO 557. Advanced Neuroscience Techniques.

(Cross-listed with GDCB). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years. Prereq: NEURO 556 or equivalent course
Research methods and techniques; lectures, laboratory exercises and/or demonstrations representing individual faculty specialties.

Courses for graduate students:

NEURO 661. Current Topics in Neuroscience.

(Cross-listed with BBMB, GDCB). (2-0) Cr. 2-3. Repeatable. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years. Prereq: NEURO 556 (or comparable course) or permission of instructor
Topics may include molecular and cellular neuroscience, neurodevelopment, neuroplasticity, neurodegenerative diseases, cognitive neuroscience, sensory biology, neural integration, membrane biophysics, neuroethology, techniques in neurobiology and behavior.

NEURO 690. Journal Club in Neuroscience.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: NEURO 556
Students are required to attend and make at least one presentation at a weekly journal club focusing on current topics.

NEURO 696. Neuroscience Seminar.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: NEURO 556
Presentations and discussion of research by students, faculty, and visiting scholars.

NEURO 699. Research.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.