BIO 463 – Neurobiology Laboratory. A practical in neuroanatomy and cell/molecular neurobiological techniques. As the first neurobiology laboratory course most neuroscience majors will take, this lab course hits on two major themes: 1) understanding the complex and unique anatomy of the brain and 2) gaining practical experience to execute and understand methods that are critical to discovering new information about the brain.
NES 464/ BIO 464 – Neurobiology of disease. NEW SPRING 2020! An exploration of the cellular and molecular events that underlie disorders of the brain, current areas of active research investigation, and discussion of the ethical issues that arise from these diseases.This course will apply and expand student’s cell and molecular biology knowledge to the nervous system. To recognize neurological disease requires knowledge of its clinical manifestation. To understand neurological disease, its progression, and discover novel way treat and eventually cure neurological disease, requires detailed knowledge of the cellular and molecular underpinnings of the disorders. Students will revisit concepts first encountered in pre-requisite courses and apply them to the function and activity of the brain and to circumstances where normal biology breaks down.
BIO 362 – Cell Structure and Function. Everything cool happens because proteins work within your cells to do the work of life and everything in it. While genetics covers what happens in the nucleus, this course covers the rest of the cell. We will first discuss basics important to all cells and then we will focus on unique qualities that make cells of the brain amazing.