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Medical Neurobiology

Graduate Faculty
Special Program Requirements
Master of Science Degree
Doctor of Philosophy Degree

School of Medicine

Program Director
Professor Joseph Hingtgen

Graduate Faculty

Distinguished Professors
M. H. Aprison (Emeritus, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), P. Michael Conneally (Medical Genetics, Neurology), Bernardino Ghetti (Medical and Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology, Pathology, Psychiatry), John Nurnberger Sr. (Emeritus, Psychiatry)

Raymond E. Houk Professor of Psychiatry
Christopher McDougle

Joyce and Iver Small Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Medical Genetics
John Nurnberger Jr. (Neurobiology, Psychiatry)

Albert Eugene Stern Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Hugh Hendrie

Paul Stark Professor of Pharmacology
Michael Vasko

D. C. Bauer (Emeritus, Microbiology and Immunology), Marian DeMyer (Emerita, Psychiatry), Joseph DiMicco (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Janice Froehlich (Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics), Joseph Hingtgen (Clinical Psychology, Neurobiology in Psychiatry), Marion Hodes (Medical Genetics), William Lawson (Psychiatry), William McBride (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neurobiology in Psychiatry), Victor Milstein* (Psychiatry), James Murphy (Neurobiology, Psychology), Sidney Ochs (Emeritus, Physiology and Biophysics), Richard Peterson (Anatomy), Michael Pritz (Neurosurgery), Judith Richter (Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology), Jay Simon (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neurobiology in Psychiatry), Feng Zhou (Anatomy)

Associate Professors
Michael Kubek (Anatomy, Neurobiology), Debomoy Lahiri (Neurobiology), Aimee Mayeda* (Psychiatry), Grant Nicol (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Sean OíConnor (Neurobiology), Anantha Shekhar (Neurobiology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology), David Suzuki (Ophthalmology, Physiology and Biophysics), Lazaros Triarhou* (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine), Donald Wong (Anatomy)

Assistant Professors
Edward Daly* (Neurology), Dena Davidson* (Psychiatry), Kathleen Hall* (Psychiatry), David Kareken* (Psychology), David McKinzie* (Psychiatry), James Trofatter* (Neurobiology), Frederick Unverzagt* (Psychology)

Associate Scientist
Sandra Morzorati* (Neurobiology)

Clinical Professor
John Bancroft (Psychiatry)

Adjunct Professor
Shirley Bayer (Biology)

Clinical Associate Professor
Kimberly Quaid (Medical and Molecular Genetics, Psychiatry)

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Debra Grega* (Neurobiology)

Affiliate Faculty
Donald Gehlert (Neurobiology), Binhui Ni (Neurobiology), Eric Nisenbaum (Psychiatry), Lee Phebus (Neurobiology), Kurt Rasmussen (Neurobiology), Harlan Shannon (Neurobiology), David Wong (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neurobiology)

Graduate Advisor
Professor Joseph Hingtgen, Institute of Psychiatric Research 418, (317) 274-7397

Degrees Offered
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy

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Special Program Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Admission Requirements
Bachelorís degree in chemistry, biological sciences, physics, mathematics, engineering, or psychology, which includes courses in general chemistry (8 credit hours), organic chemistry (8 credit hours), physics (4 credit hours), biological sciences (8 credit hours), and mathematics through calculus. Promising students may be accepted even though certain undergraduate prerequisites may be lacking, but they must remove deficiencies during the first year of graduate study. The Graduate Record Examination General Test results must be available before applicants will be considered for admission.

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Master of Science Degree

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, including at least 17 credit hours of approved courses and 3 credit hours of research.


Final Examination
Comprehensive oral examination.

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Course Requirements
A total of 90 credit hours, including dissertation. A minimum of 45 credit hours must be in course work, the remainder in research.

Twelve (12) credit hours must be taken in one of the basic sciences associated with the Medical Neurobiology Program: anatomy, biochemistry, biology, medical genetics, microbiology and immunology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and biophysics, and psychology.

Qualifying Examination
Written and oral, followed by presentation of a research proposal.

Final Examination
Oral defense of dissertation.

Core courses include N800, N801, D527, B500, B835, F809, F724. Additional appropriate courses in the Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology and Biophysics, and Psychology will be accepted for credit toward the major with prior approval of the studentís advisor.

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N800 Research in Medical Neurobiology (cr. arr.) P: consent of instructor with whom research is being done. Supervised literature and laboratory research in selected area(s) of medical neurobiology.
N801 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.

D527 Neuroanatomy (3 cr.)
D863 Peripheral Nervous System (2-3 cr.)
D875 Topics in Advanced Neuroanatomy (2-5 cr.)
D876 Neurotransmitter and Neuroendocrine Cytology and Anatomy (3 cr.)

B500 Introductory Biochemistry (3 cr.)
B835 Neurochemistry (3 cr.)
B836 Advanced Topics in Neurochemistry (2 cr.)

G865 Fundamental Molecular Biology (3 cr.) P: B800 or equivalent. Principles of molecular structure, function, and biosynthesis; core information regarding procaryotic and eukaryotic gene continuity and metabolic coordination; introduction to multicellular systems and problems.

Pharmacology and Toxicology
F602 Pharmacology: Lecture (5 cr.)
F809 Neuropharmacology (3 cr.)
F810 Pharmacology of Autonomic Cardiovascular Control: Central and Peripheral Mechanisms (3 cr.)

Physiology and Biophysics
F613 Mammalian Physiology Lecture (5 cr.)
F724 Physiology of the Nervous System (3 cr.)

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