Programs by Campus
- NEUR-N 612 Fundamental Neuroscience—Neurotransmitter Dynamics and Synaptic Plasticity (2 cr.) P: Consent of Instructor. A lecture/discussion course to explore the fundamental mechanisms involved in transmitter synthesis, release, storage, reuptake and general metabolism. Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity as well as facilitation and depression of synaptic strength will also be explored.
- NEUR-N 614 Fundamental Neuroscience—Special Senses and Integrative Neurophysiology (2 cr.) P: Consent of Instructor. A lecture/discussion course to explore fundamental concepts and mechanisms related to various sensory receptors (photo receptors, hair cells), spinal reflex circuits, central pattern generators, and the visual system as a complex integrative model.
- NEUR-N 616 Fundamental Neuroscience—Developmental Biology of Neuroscience (2 cr.) P: Consent of Instructor. A lecture/discussion course to explore concepts in basic neuroembryology including examination of molecular cures for axial patterning, axonal pathfinding and growth, developmental regulation of gene transcription, neural stem cells and glia; cell precursors, and regionalization of nervous system function.
- NEUR-N 800 Research in Medical Neurobiology (arr cr.) P: Consent of instructor with whom research is being done. Supervised literature and laboratory research in selected area(s) of medical neurobiology.
- NEUR-N 801 Seminar: Topics in Medical Neurobiology (1 cr.) Required of all graduate students in program. Recent topics in medical neurobiology covered by literature and research reports and discussions by faculty, graduate students, and invited guest lecturers.
- NEUR-N 802 Techniques of Effective Grant Writing (3 cr.) The grantsmanship course is designed to teach graduate students how to write an NIH application and to provide information on the review process. Students will complete an NIH R03 application by the end of the semester. All students will participate in a mock IRG-style review of each application at the end of the course.
- ANAT-D 527 Neuroanatomy (3 cr.)
- ANAT-D 863 Peripheral Nervous System (2-3 cr.)
- ANAT-D 875 Topics in Advanced Neuroanatomy (2-5 cr.)
- ANAT-D 876 Neurotransmitter and Neuroendocrine Cytology and Anatomy (3 cr.)
- BIOC-B 500 Introductory Biochemistry (3 cr.)
- BIOC-B 835 Neurochemistry (3 cr.)
- BIOC-B 836 Advanced Topics in Neurochemistry (3 cr.)
- GRAD-G 743 Fundamentals of Electrical Signaling and Ion Channel Biology (1 cr.)
Experimental basis for cellular and molecular concepts of electrical excitability and membrane transport through ion channels. The goals are to foster an understanding of how we accumulate information and to provide students with tools to evaluate hypotheses and to define unanswered questions, rather than provide current "facts" to memorize.
- GRAD-G 744 Neuropharmacology of Synaptic Transmission: Receptors and Ligands (1 cr.) Experimental basis for current cellular and molecular concepts of postsynaptic receptors and signals involved in chemical synaptic transmission in the nervous system. The goals are to foster an understanding of how we accumulate information and to evaluate hypotheses and to define unanswered questions, rather than provide current "facts" to memorize.
- GRAD-G 745 Fundamentals of Intracellular Signal Transduction in Neurons (1 cr.) Experimental basis for cellular and molecular concepts of intracellular signaling cascades attending neurotransmitter, growth factor, and cytokine receptor activation in neurons. The goals are to foster an understanding of how we accumulate information and to provide students with tools to evaluate hypotheses and to define unanswered questions, rather than provide current “facts” to memorize.
- GRAD-G 865 Fundamental Molecular Biology (3 cr.) P: B800 or equivalent. Principles of molecular structure, function, and biosynthesis; core information regarding prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene continuity and metabolic coordination; introduction to multicellular systems and problems.
Pharmacology and Toxicology
- PCTX-F 602 Pharmacology: Lecture (5 cr.)
Physiology and Biophysics
- PHSL-F 613 Mammalian Physiology Lecture (5 cr.)