Fundamentals of Neurobiology 01:146:245; Fundamentals of Cell Biology 01:146:270
This course is focused on the cellular and systems features of neurons, the fundamental unit of signaling in the nervous system. Rather than providing a broad survey of neuronal function, a small number of advanced topics will be examined in detail. There will be a focus on how to test hypotheses related to the topics addressed.
* Intra- and inter- cellular communication
* Construction of neuronal networks
* Protein interactions at the synapse
* Signal transduction pathways
* Dendritic integration and plasticity of neural circuits
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
Consistent with those set by the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, as well as the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University
See http://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/learning-goals for more information.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Exams consist of "problem-solving" questions, either in essay or multiple choice format. This is to encourage understanding of the material presented rather than rote memorization. Questions focus on using experimental approaches, information, and techniques presented in class to investigate novel issues and to provide insight into the molecular mechanisms of neurological disorders.
A total of three exams are given, each on one module of the course.
Dr. Bonnie Firestein
Dr. David Margolis
Dr. Rafiq Huda
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.