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9.322J / 7.67J Genetic Neurobiology, Fall 2005

Photo series showing varying eye colors, gene fragments of Drosophila.
Different colored eyes in Drosophila, and gene fragments. The different eye colors are indicators of genetic variability. (Image courtesy of Quinn Laboratory, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete bibliography of readings.

Course Description

This course deals with the specific functions of neurons, the interactions of neurons in development, and the organization of neuronal ensembles to produce behavior. Topics covered include the analysis of mutations, and molecular analysis of the genes required for nervous system function. In particular, this course focuses on research work done with nematodes, fruit flies, mice, and humans.


Prof. Troy Littleton
Prof. William Quinn

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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