|Dr. Kim Green||Dr. Leslie Thompson||Dr. Mike Yassa|
Bio 37 is aimed at non-Biological science Majors with an interest in understanding how the brain works and how it controls our bodies and gives rise to our thoughts, emotions and memories, and how it goes awry in disease. Bio 37 requires no prior biology knowledge and will cover how the cells that make up our brains function together, and how the brain is impacted in a number of brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Down Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, Frontotemporal Dementias, and damage due to injury to specific brain regions.
This is a fun course taught in a large lecture format, typically with 250-400 students. No textbook is required, and grades are determined by participation (via iClicker questions) and 3 midterms.
|1||Introduction to Bio 37 – “Brain Dysfunction”|
|2||Intro to the Nervous system|
|3||Cells of the Nervous System|
|8||Learning and Memory|
|11||Alzheimer’s Disease I|
|12||Alzheimer’s Disease II|
|19||Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)|
|21||Stem cells and brain diseases|
|24||Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder|
|26||Neurodevelopmental/Autism Spectrum Disorders|