Courses by Department

Medical Neuroscience

  • MNEU–N  611 Functional Neuroanatomy: Methods, Parts and Pathways (5 weeks) (2  cr.)
  • MNEU–N 612 Presynaptic Neurotransmitter Regulation & Synaptic Plasticity (2 cr.) (5 weeks) Neurotransmitter and peptide synthesis, quantal basis of transmitter release, neurotransmitter transporters, mechanisms of long term synaptic plasticity.
  • MNEU–N 614 Integrative Systems Neuroscience (2 cr.) (5 weeks) Consideration of synaptic integration and connectivity in the central nervous system using spinal reflexes, pain sensitization, cerebellar and striatal motor control, and autonomic regulation as examples.
  • MNEU–N 616 Developmental Neurobiology (2 cr.) (5 weeks) Basic neuroembryology, molecular cues for axial patterning, axonal pathfinding and guidance, regulation of gene transcription, neuronal stem cells and glial precursors, regionalization of nervous system function.
  • MNEU–G 743 Electrical Signaling and Ion Channel Biology (2 cr.) (5 weeks) Membrane potentials and voltage-gated ion channels and their contribution to signaling in the nervous system. Basic bioelectricity, action potentials and their conduction, sodium, calcium, and potassium channels and their roles, ion channel pharmacology (drugs, toxins), and posttranslational modification.
  • MNEU–G 744 Neuropharmacology of Synaptic Transmission (2 cr.) (5 weeks) General pharmacokinetics; binding, potency, efficacy; ternary models for receptor activation, ionotropic and metabotropic receptors including glutamate, GABA, monoamines, and peptides and their roles in nervous signaling.
  • MNEU–G 745 Intracellular Signal Transduction in Neurons (2 cr.) (5 weeks) General mechanisms of post-translational regulation (phosphyrlation, methylation, ribosylation), G-protein signaling, receptor tyrosine kinase pathways, integrin signaling pathways, intracellular calcium signaling, lipid signaling.
  • MNEU–N 800 Research in Medical Neuroscience (1–12 cr.) P: Consent of instructor with whom research is being performed. Supervised literature and laboratory research in selected area(s) of medical neuroscience.
  • MNEU–N 801 Seminar—Topics in Medical Neuroscience (1 cr.) Required of all graduate students in program. Development of presentation skills in students by attendance, discussion, and critique of seminars by visiting neuroscientists in any of several regular research seminar series sponsored by the program. Class may be taken for credit twice.
  • ANAT–D 526 Methods in Cell and Neurobiology (4 cr.)
  • PHAR–F 850 Effective Grant Writing (2 cr.)
Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 595 Experimental Methods in Biomedical Engineering (3 cr.)
  • MATH 526 Principles of Mathematical Modeling (3 cr.)
  • MATH 537 Applied Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers 1 (3 cr.)
  • PSY 590 Behavioral Genetics and Animal Models/Drugs of Abuse (3 cr.)
  • PSY 263 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.)
  • PSY–I 544 Psychobiology of Motivation and Reward (3 cr.)
  • PSY–I 545 Psychopharmacology (3 cr.)

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