Course Descriptions



This course may be used to fulfill the elective and laboratory requirements of the Biological Sciences major.

This course is not offered Spring 2017






Advanced Neurobiology I 01:146:445 and 01:119:117 or 01:119:102

Course Description

Advanced laboratory methods in Neurobiology. Molecular biological, biochemical and cell biological techniques will be used to study the structure and function of nerve cells. The course consists of three projects that focus on gene transfer into neuronal cell lines, biochemical analysis of neuronal proteins and localization of proteins in nerve cells. This laboratory course mimics research laboratory environment and encourages students to design their own experiments to solve scientific problems.

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Course satisfies Learning Goals

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

2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of the nervous system and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Two laboratory reports and participation in class meeting and discussions

Course Materials

Primary Research Literature- journal articles assigned by the instructor


Shu C. Hsu
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.