NEURODPT 533 — MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY

2 credits.

This course will introduce funtional aspects of mammalian organ systems from a molecular perspective. Human diseases will receive a special emphasis, and diseases will be used to illustrate the connection between molecules and biological function. Enroll Info: CHEM 103 104 or 109 or 115 116; PHYSICS 201 202 or 207 208; ZOOLOGY/​BIOLOGY/​BOTANY  151 152 or Biocore 303 304; MATH 221 222 or 275 276. Recommended but not required: Biocore 323, biochem (e.g. BIOCHEM 507 508), cell biology (e.g. ZOOLOGY 570)

NEURODPT/​NTP  610 — CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE

4 credits.

Study of original papers leading to an understanding of the molecular basis of electrical activity in neurons. Topics include voltage-sensitive currents, molecular biology of neuronal receptorrs, synaptic transmission and sensory transduction. Lectures supplemented with experimental demonstrations and discussion sessions. Enroll Info: Zoo 523 or equiv

NEURODPT/​NTP/​PSYCH  611 — SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE

4 credits.

Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the mammalian nervous system. Lectures will cover the neuroanatomy of the major subdivisions of the human brain, the major sensory and motor systems, and higher order functions. discussion sections will emphasize readings from the primary literature and hands-on dissections. Enroll Info: None

NEURODPT/​NTP/​PHYSIOL/​ZOOLOGY  616 — LAB COURSE IN NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

4 credits.

Students will do three independent experimental modules exploring neurophysiology and behavior, each taking 4-5 weeks. Students will work in groups of 2 or 3 and will learn techniques and then develop their own short investigations into each of three separate areas of neurobiology. There will be continual interaction between students and faculty. Enroll Info: PSYCH/​ZOOLOGY  523 and PHYSIO /ZOOLOGY 524 or PHMCOL-M/PHYSIOL 610 and PHMCOL-M/PSYCH/​NEURODPT/​NTP  611

NEURODPT/​NTP  630 — NEURONAL MECHANISMS FOR SENSATION AND MEMORY IN CEREBRAL CORTEX

3 credits.

Current literature will be considered in lectures and discussions that provides insight into how the cerebral cortex processes sensory information to generate and store cogent representations of the external world. The course includes laboratory exercises and demonstrations. Enroll Info: None

NEURODPT/​PSYCH/​ZOOLOGY  674 — BEHAVIORAL NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY SEMINAR

2 credits.

Behavior results from a complex interplay among hormones, the brain, and environmental factors. Behaviors and their underlying neural substrates have evolved in response to specific environmental conditions, resulting in vast species diversity in behavioral and neuroendocrine solutions to environmental problems. This seminar is designed to explore the primary literature on the neuroendocrine underpinnings of behavior spanning from feeding to sex differences in complex social behaviors. A range of taxonomic groups will be discussed, including (but not limited to) mammals, birds, and fish. A background in neuroscience and/or endocrinology is strongly recommended. Enroll Info: None

NEURODPT 675 — SELECTED TOPICS IN PHYSIOLOGY

1-3 credits.

Each topic taught once every two years: advanced cardiovascular physiology, advanced respiratory physiology, advanced endocrinology, membrane transport physiology and neurobiology. Enroll Info: None

NEURODPT 699 — INDEPENDENT WORK

1-4 credits.

Independent work. Enroll Info: None

NEURODPT 700 — CYTOSKELETAL DYNAMICS

2 credits.

Course content is topical and current. The course covers such issues as microtubule dynamics, microtubule-associated proteins, microtubule-organizing centers, actin filaments, actin regulatory proteins, intermediate filaments, cell motility, mitosis, process outgrowth, and cell differentiation. Enroll Info: None

NEURODPT 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-9 credits.

Enroll Info: None