• These in-person courses constitute a 2-semester sequence intended for senior students majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience who wish to produce a research thesis in the fields of cell biology or neuroscience, but are not enrolled in the departmental Honors program. The course sequence involves research plus preparation of a written thesis draft (Fall semester), and research plus preparation of a final written thesis and an oral defense (Spring semester). The course sequence satisfies CBN Departmental Goals.
  • Semester Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Credits: 3
  • Course URL: Canvas


Research Thesis is CBN I (410): Research in CBN 01:146:307-308 (2 semesters, 6 credits). Other research experience may be acceptable as a substitute. Permission of the course coordinator and the research mentor are also required. The mentor must agree to sponsor the student and supervise the preparation of a written thesis and oral defense.

Research Thesis in CBN II (411): Research Thesis in CBN I  (Fall) 01:146:410

A 2.8 GPA is required.

Course Syllabus

Research Thesis in CBN I (410)  Fall 2023 Syllabus

Research Thesis in CBN II (411) Spring 2024 Syllabus

Course URL


Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Research activities, class participation and thesis will be graded according to rubrics (see course site in Canvas). The final grade will be determined by the course coordinator in consultation with the faculty mentor and the member of the thesis defense committee.

Course Coordinator:

Prof. Gabriella D’Arcangelo

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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator