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General Catalog 2001-2002
Posted April 4, 2001

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6010  Frontiers in Neuroscience (1)
   Presented by program faculty, updating ongoing research in the Neuroscience Program.

6020  Methods in Neuroscience (2)

6030  Current Issues in Neuroscience (1)
   Conducted in a journal club format where each semester involves faculty-guided analysis and discussion of current and fundamental literature in a topical area using student presentations. Topics range from development, brain imaging, membrane biophysics, channels, sensory transduction, etc.

6040  Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (4) Cross listed as BIOL 6040, PHYSL 6040.
   The bulk of this course will focus on the cellular mechanisms of signaling. The topics to be covered include basic neuronal/glial morphology and cell biology; neurostructural mapping and identification; basic neural development; cytoskeleton-structure and biochemistry; basic membrane biophysics; cable properties; ion channel biophysics and molecular biology; synaptic transmission; neurotransmitter gated ionotropic systems; and neurotransmitter gated metabotropic systems.

6050  Systems Neuroscience: Functioning of the Nervous System (4) Cross listed as BIOEN 6430.
   Understanding how the brain works is one of the deepest and most exciting challenges confronting modern science. This course will explore systems-level functioning of the nervous system, beginning with relatively concrete issues of sensory coding and motor control, and expanding into more abstract, but equally important, higher-order phenomena, such as language, cognitive and mood disorders, states of arousal, and experience-dependent modifications of neuronal operations.

6060  Neuroanatomy (3) Cross listed as ANAT 7710.
   Anatomy of the human nervous system.

6100  Visual Neuroscience I (3) Prerequisite: NEUSC 6040.
   Advanced course addressing optics, photochemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, anatomy, neurochomistry, circuitry, and electrophysiology of visual processing at the level of the verterbrate retina.

6245  Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology Laboratory (2) Cross listed as BIOL 6245.
   Electrophysiology and video microscopy study of nerve, muscle, and synapse. Meets M-F 8AM-5PM for two weeks.

6900  Neuroscience Rotations (1 to 2)
   Neuroscience rotations are the prime mechanisms by which students become exposed to working laboratory science and attempt to match up with prospective mentors. All students complete three rotations in the first year as part of their formal training and to find prospective mentors.

7750  Developmental Neurobiology (3) Cross listed as ANAT 7750.
   Cellular and molecular biology of nervous system development.

7970  Thesis Research: Ph.D. (2 to 13)

7980  Faculty Consultation (2)
   For PH.D. candidates finishing last semester on thesis.


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