Feb 06, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 3600 - Neurobiology (4)

When Offered: Fall; Spring
An exploration of the function and dysfunction of the nervous system. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and integrated understanding of nervous system function that reflects the diversity of experimental techniques and concepts from genetics, cell biology, and physiology that are used by modern neurobiologists. The fundamental concepts of nervous system function will be approached from multiple levels, from the physiology of single ion channels to the cell biology of the synapse to the coordinated functions of neural circuits. A strong emphasis will be placed on the experimental methods used by modern neurobiologists, including electrophysiology, in vivo imaging, and genetic engineering. Students will use their understanding of these techniques to explore foundational experiments and recent experimental breakthroughs that have shaped scientists’ understanding of neurobiology as a whole. Lecture three hours, lab three hours.
Prerequisites: BIO 2600  or BIO 3301  or PSY 3216 .