Course Descriptions

01:146:464 TOPICS IN CELL BIOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE: ADVANCES IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE

This course is for juniors and seniors majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience.

Course meets Wednesday 12:00 – 1:20pm and Friday 1:40 –3:00pm in ARC 326

Offered 

Spring

Credits 

3

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Neurobiology (146:245). Research is preferred but not necessary.

Course Description

This is a 3-credit course open to Juniors and Seniors in Life Science majors (20 students maximum). The course will have three modules focused on three neuroscience topics. Each module consists of faculty lectures and student presentations. Topics include current knowledge and advances in pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.

Course URL

Sakai

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. 

Grading Policy

The final grade in this course will be based upon three student presentations, class participation, and one written report.

Course Materials  

Primary Research Literature- journal articles assigned by the instructors 

Course Closed 

Course will be closed when a maximum of 18 students enrolled is reached. If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2019 Courses .  If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075  or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus. 

Faculty

Course Coordinator and Instructor: Dr. Qian Cai

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 Instructor: Dr. Victoria Abraira

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Instructor: Dr. Max Tischfield

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