This course is intended for advanced undergraduates with a solid background in both the fundamentals of cell biology and neuroscience
Fundamentals of Neurobiology 01:146:245 and Fundamentals of Cell and Developmental Biology 01:146:270
This course focuses on the neurobiology of diseases. It has 4 components, each of which will be taught in separate modules: neurodevelopment, demyelination & tumors: injury to the brain & spinal cord; regeneration; and neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s Disease.
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.
Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.
Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Exams and Grading:
Each modular exam=25% of the grade
Exams consist of multiple choice, fill-ins, short answer and comments
Review Sessions before each exam
Lecture notes: PowerPoint will be posted on Sakai before lecture
No required text. Suggested reference texts:
MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY, by Lodish, Berk, Kaiser, Krieger, Scott, Bretscher, Ploegh, and Matsudaira, 7th Edition, WH Freeman. ISBN- 9781429234139
PRINCIPLES OF NEUROSCIENCE (a classic adv. text), by Kandel, Jessel, and Schwartz, 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill ISBN-10: 0071390111
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2018 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences -Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.
Course Coordinator and Instructor: Dr. Martin Grumet
Instructor Dr. Qian Cai
Instructor: Dr. Melitta Schachner
Instructor: Dr. Wise Young
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.