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LEC # TOPICS
1 Introduction
2 Neural Induction
3 Establishing the CNS Anterior/Posterior Axis
4 Hox Genes and Segmental Organization of the Hindbrain and Spinal Cord
5 The Spinal Cord Dorsal/Ventral Axis
6 Regionalization of the Embryonic Midbrain and Forebrain
7 Lineage Studies
8 Neural Crest
9 Progression from Extrinsic to Intrinsic Signals of Cell Fate
10 Neuronal Migration 1: Radial vs Tangential Movement
Prof. Carlos Lois, MIT
11 Asymmetric Cell Divisions
12 Stem Cells
13 Axon Guidance 1: Cues, Receptors and Downstream Signalling
Prof. Paul Garrity, MIT
14 Axon Guidance 2: Cues, Receptors and Downstream Signalling
Prof. Paul Garrity, MIT
15 Cell Death
16 Growth Factors
17 Map Formation 1: The Retinotectal System
- Chemical and Molecular Gradients
18 Neuronal Migration 2: Long Distance Travel
Prof. Carlos Lois, MIT
19 Map Formation 2: The Olfactory System
- Representing Smells in the Brain
20 Activity Dependent Development 1: The Visual System
21 Cortical Regionalization: Specification of Functional Domains
Maria Donohgue, Yale University
22 Activity Dependent Development 2: Plasticity Genes
23 Synapse Formation 1: NMJ
24 Synapse Formation 2: Central Synapses
25 Review