NTP/NEURODPT 610 — CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE
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.
NTP/NEURODPT/PSYCH 611 — SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE
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. Lab/discussion sections will emphasize readings from the primary literature and hands-on dissections.
NTP/NEURODPT/ZOOLOGY 616 — LAB COURSE IN NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
Independent experimental modules exploring neurophysiology and behavior will be completed in groups. Learn techniques and develop investigations into three separate areas of neurobiology.
NTP/ANTHRO/PSYCH/ZOOLOGY 619 — BIOLOGY OF MIND
Origins and structures of mind, brain, and consciousness. Transitions from early mammalian through primate to hominid intelligence. Genetics and plasticity in brain development. Modern studies of human brain mechanisms and consciousness.
NTP/ZOOLOGY 620 — NEUROETHOLOGY SEMINAR
A group discussion of primary literature articles relevant to the neural basis of behavior with a purpose to understand the neural basis of behavior in animals, to learn to read papers critically and improve discussion leading skills.
NTP/NEURODPT 629 — MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF MEMORY
Focuses on the cell signaling and the resulting structural changes that occur at neuronal synapses during memory formation. The aim is to understand how the synaptic changes underlying memory occur.
NTP/NEURODPT 630 — NEURONAL MECHANISMS FOR SENSATION AND MEMORY IN CEREBRAL CORTEX
Current literature that provides insight into how the cerebral cortex processes sensory information to generate and store cogent representations of the external world will be considered. Includes laboratory exercises and demonstrations.
NTP 632 — NEUROSCIENCE OF PSYCHEDELICS
Explore the mechanisms of action of classical psychedelics in the brain, including their effects on the neural basis of perception, cognition, and consciousness, and how these actions underlie their success as pharmacological adjuncts for treating psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder.
NTP/MED PHYS 651 — METHODS FOR NEUROIMAGING RESEARCH
Provides a practical foundation for neuroimaging research studies with statistical image analysis. Specific imaging methods include functional BOLD MRI, structural MRI morphometry, and diffusion tensor imaging. Lectures and associated in-class computer exercises will cover the physics and methods of image acquisition, steps and tools for image analyses, the basis for statistical image analyses and interpretation of the results.
NTP 660 — NEUROSCIENCE & PUBLIC POLICY SEMINAR
Covers various topics in neuroscience and in the related sciences that demonstrate the interaction between science and public policy.
NTP 666 — NEUROSCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND ITS DISORDERS
Outlines contemporary strategies to study consciousness and current knowledge of the neural correlates of consciousness and their alterations during sleep, parasomnia, anesthesia, coma, stroke, seizures, meditative and psychedelic states. Reviews recent work studying the neural correlates of conscious contents and their interactions with cognitive processes. Outlines contemporary theories of consciousness, illustrate how they can be empirically tested, and discuss their implications for the presence vs. absence of consciousness in artificial intelligent systems.
NTP 670 — STEM CELLS AND THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
Among the topics that will be included in the course are: embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, and the transplantation of embryonic and adult stem cell to the developing and adult CNS for experimental and therapeutic purposes.
NTP 675 — SPECIAL TOPICS
NTP 677 — BASIC SLEEP MECHANISMS AND SLEEP DISORDERS: FROM NEUROBIOLOGY TO SLEEP MEDICINE
Sleep occupies a third of our life, is found in all animal species carefully studied so far, and loss of sleep has both acute and long- term negative consequences on the brain and the body. Still, why we sleep remains unclear, and hypotheses on the role of sleep for synaptic homeostasis, learning and memory are being tested. Lectures will focus on the neurobiology of sleep, with detailed review of the brain structures involved in controlling wake and sleep, as well as the circadian and homeostatic regulation of sleep. Other topics will include changes in sleep need with age, animal models to study sleep, sleep disorders, and genetics of sleep.
NTP 700 — PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR BIOMEDICAL GRADUATE STUDENTS
Provides graduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in science. Topics which are covered include choosing a thesis advisor, grant writing, preparing a seminar presentation, etc.
NTP 701 — EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND STATISTICAL METHODOLOGY
Application of the scientific method and experimental design, with a focus on experimental neuroscience. Topics include best practices that underlie robust and unbiased experimental approaches, methods, analyses, data interpretation and transparent reporting of results.
NTP/NEUROL 735 — NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE
Seminar course relating major categories of human neurological and opthalmological disease to fundamental topics in neurobiology.
NTP/NEURODPT/ZOOLOGY 765 — DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE
Analysis of neural development with emphasis on experimental approaches. Combination of lectures and discussions of primary literature. Topics include neural induction, patterning, mechanisms of axon guidance, neural crest cell migration and differentiation, cortical development, and synapse formation and elimination.
NTP 900 — NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR: CURRENT TOPICS IN NEUROBIOLOGY
Critical review of selected topics in neurobiology.
NTP 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS