Office of Undergraduate Instruction

This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.

Offered

Fall

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Neurobiology 01:146:245; Fundamentals of Cell Biology 01:146:270

Course Description

This course is focused on the ellular and systems featurs of neurons, the fundamental unit of signaling in the nervous system.  Rather than providing a broad survey of neuronal function, a small number of topics will be examined in detail.

Topics include:

* Intra- and inter- cellular communication

* Construction of neuronal networks

* Mechanisms of protein transport and targeting to synaptic sites

* Dendritic integration and plasticity of neural circuits

 

Course URL

Sakai

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

Consistent with those set by the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, as well as the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Exams consist of "problem-solving" questions. This is to encourage understanding of the material presented rather than rote memorization. Questions focus on using experimental approaches, information, and techniques presented in class to investigate novel issues and to provide insight into the molecular mechanisms of neurological disorders.

A total of four exams are given, and the final grade is based on the three highest scores.

Course Closed?

If course is closed please have your name added to the waiting list by contacting Dr. Plummer.

Faculty

Course coordinator:

Dr. Mark Plummer
Nelson D412
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Participating faculty:

Dr. Bonnie Firestein
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Dr. Shu-Chan Hsu
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Dr. David Margolis
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Dr. Kenneth Paradiso
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

 

Contact Us

Nelson Biological Laboratories

Nelson Biological Laboratories
604 Allison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854


p. (848) 445-2075
f.  (732) 445-5870