Course Descriptions


This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements within the cell biology and neuroscience major.

These two courses are required of students in the Honors Research Track of the Cell Biology and Neuroscience Major


Fall, Spring


3-6, 3-6


Open only to students majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience who meet the requirements for the departmental honors program. Permission of the department and instructor willing to sponsor the student.

Course Description

This course is intended for students wishing to pursue some aspect of research within the disciplines of cell biology and neuroscience.  Credits are by arrangement and determined by the nature of the research project.  A form entitled 'Registration for Research in Cell Biology and Neuroscience' must be signed by the supervising faculty member and the Coordinator of Advising (see below).  Faculty outside of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience can sponsor students. Students are advised to discuss possible registration in this course with their departmental advisor.

Course satisfies Learning Goals

1.  Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and 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 cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.

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Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Each student registered in 408/409 is required to submit a report of his or her work to the Coordinator of Advising at the end of each semester.  The final grade in each course is determined by the sponsoring faculty member.A final written thesis and oral presentation required.

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Professor Sidney B. Auerbach
Coordinator of Advising, Nelson Biology Labs, Rm D-410
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.