Course Descriptions

01:146:447 ADVANCED NEUROBIOLOGY II

 

This course is intended for advanced undergraduates with a solid background in both the fundamentals of cell biology and neuroscience


Offered

Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Neurobiology 01:146:245 and Fundamentals of Cell and Developmental Biology 01:146:270

Course Description

This course focuses on development and function of the nervous with an emphasis on diseases and disorders. It has 3 modules, each of which will be taught in separate modules: 1) neurodevelopment, demyelination, tumors and viral infections; 2) injury to the spinal cord and brain and repair; 3) sensory systems, neurotrophins and psychiatric disorders.

The course will be taught synchronously on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:40 – 8:00 PM in Spring 2021.

Course Syllabus

 Course Syllabus Sp 2021

Course URL

Canvas site will be set up

 Course Satisfies Learning Goals

Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.  

Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Exams and Grading:

Each of 3 modular exam=33.3% of the grade

Exams consist of multiple choice, T/F, and short answers.

Review Sessions before each exam

Course Materials

Lecture notes: PowerPoint will be posted on Canvas before lecture

No required text. Suggested reference texts:

MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY, by Lodish, Berk, Kaiser, Krieger, Scott, Bretscher, Ploegh, and Matsudaira, 7th Edition, WH Freeman. ISBN- 9781429234139

PRINCIPLES OF NEUROSCIENCE (a classic adv. text), by  Kandel, Jessel, and Schwartz, 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill  ISBN-10: 0071390111

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2021 Courses .  If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences -Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.

Faculty

Course Coordinator and Instructor: Dr. Martin Grumet
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Instructor Dr. Victoria Abraira
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Instructor: Dr. Wise Young
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.