Course Descriptions

01:447:484 Behavioral and Neural Genetics





Genetics 01:447:380 or Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384 and General Biology Lab 01:119:117 or 01:119:102

Methods of molecular biology are highly recommended. Statistics is also highly recommended.

 Course Description

Using molecular and mouse genetics (genetically modified mice) in research on behavior, memory, and neuron function with an emphasis on the contemporary methods and new discoveries in neuroscience.

Departmental Learning Goals:

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Course Learning Goals

 Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Every student is expected to present  (being in the group of 4-6 people) an original published research paper and regularly participate in discussion during every class.  They are expected to keep a daily journal detailing their understanding of the readings. Discussions of papers and active participation in classis required for a good grade and counts 20% of the final grade. There are four exams with no final exam. Each exam counts for another 20% of the final grade. 

Course Materials

1. Principles of Neural Science, by Kandel, et al. Fifth Edition (2013), (ISBN 978-0-07-139011-8) – Recommended

2. Original research articles posted on Sakai website material - Required.

Course Closed?

There is no wait list for this course. Please continue to monitor Web-Reg for openings.  Please contact  the Genetics Undergraduate Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you have any questions or concerns.


Gleb P. Shumyatsky
Life Sciences Building 322, Busch Campus
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.