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9.013J / 7.68J Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology: The Brain and Cognitive Sciences III, Spring 2003

1. Ion channel model. 2. Cultured hippocampal neuron illuminated by GFP fluorescence, functional synaptic terminals labeled with FM4-64. 3.  Retinal axon projections in a 48 hour zebrafish embryo.
Image 1. Ion channel model.
Image 2. Cultured hippocampal neuron illuminated by GFP fluorescence, functional synaptic terminals labeled with FM4-64.
Image 3.  Retinal axon projections in a 48 hour old zebrafish embryo.
(Images courtesy of Nathan Wilson.)

Highlights of this Course

This course is designed to cover the field of neuroscience from a cellular and molecular level. The site features a comprehensive reading list complete with links to abstracts, and assignments tailored to graduate students to prepare them to be neuroscience researchers.

Course Description

Subject covers all major areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology including excitable cells and membranes, ion channels and receptors, synaptic transmission, cell type determination, axon guidance and targeting, neuronal cell biology, synapse formation and plasticity. Includes lectures and exams, and involves presentation and discussion of primary literature. Focus on major concepts and recent advances in experimental neuroscience.

 

Staff


Instructors:
Prof. Martha Constantine-Paton
Prof. Paul A. Garrity
Prof. Morgan Hwa-Tze Sheng

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
3 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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