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9.12 Experimental Molecular Neurobiology, Fall 2006

Green fluorescent neuronal cells.
3T3 cells from mice were transfected with a gene encoding for green fluorescent protein (GFP). These glowing cells were products of the 8th week lab session. (Image by Prof. Carlos Lois.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a full reading list, detailed lab protocols, and many different assignments.

Course Description

Designed for students without previous experience in techniques of cellular and molecular biology, this class teaches basic experimental techniques in cellular and molecular neurobiology. Experimental approaches covered include tissue culture of neuronal cell lines, dissection and culture of brain cells, DNA manipulation, synaptic protein analysis, immunocytochemistry, and fluorescent microscopy.


Prof. Yasunori Hayashi
Prof. Carlos Lois

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session

One session / week
4 hours / session



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