NEURBIO 206: Molecular Neuroscience is taught Fall Quarter by Professors Mathew Blurton-Jones, Vivek Swarup, and Karina Cramer.

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Dr. Mathew Blurton-Jones

Dr. Vivek Swarup

Dr. Vivek Swarup


Dr. Karina Cramer

Restriction: Graduate students only. Neurobiology and Behavior Majors only.

Course Objective:

Surveys molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in neuronal function, including control of gene expression, post-transcriptional and post-translational processing, RNA and protein targeting, cell death mechanisms, and molecular genetic basis of neurological disorders. Overview of the molecular aspects of developmental neurobiology.

Sample Syllabus:

# Topic
1 Introduction
2 Manipulating Gene Expression in the CNS-1
3 Manipulating Gene Expression in the CNS-1I
4 Discussion
5 Protein-Protein Interactions/Proteomics
6 Cell Trafficking + Neurologic Disorders
7 Disease Mechanisms + Review
8 Discussion
10 Introduction: Neural polarity and Induction
11 Regionalization
12 Neurogenesis and Neuronal Migration
13 Neuronal Fate Specification
14 Axon Guidance
15 Synaptogenesis and Synaptic Pruning
16 Discussion/Student Presentations
17 Discussion/Student Presentations
18 Discussion/Student Presentations
20 Gene Structure and Function in the Nervous System
21 Neurogenetic I
21 Neurogenetic II
22 Post-Transactional Regulation of Gene Expression in the Nervous System I
23 Post-Transactional Regulation of Gene Expression in the Nervous System II
24 Genomic Approaches to Neurological Disorders
25 Discussion
26 Student Presentation I
27 Student Presentation II
28 Student Presentation III