Bio 37: Brain Dysfunction is taught in Spring Quarter by Professors Kim Green, Jorge Busciglio, and Vivek Swarup.

 

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Dr. Kim Green

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Dr. Jorge Busciglio

Dr. Vivek Swarup

Dr. Vivek Swarup

Course Objective:

Introduction to the disruptions in brain function that underlie disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinsonism, schizophrenia, and depression, and the basis for drug therapies. The brain’s ability to repair itself after damage and the pros and cons of that repair.

Sample Syllabus:

1Introduction to Bio 37 – “Brain Dysfunction”
2Intro to the Nervous system
3Cells of the Nervous System
4Neuronal Communication
5Neurotransmitters
6Neuroanatomy I
7Neuroanatomy II
8Learning and Memory
9REVIEW
10MIDTERM I
11Animal Models
12Stem Cells and Brain Disorders
13Neuerodev Disorders I
14Neuerodev Disorders II
15Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury
16Depression
17Schizophrenia
18Addiction and Substance Abuse
19REVIEW
20MIDTERM II
21Brain Aging
22Dementia Intro
23AD – Neurobiological Perspective
24AD – Clinical/Epidemiological Perspective
25No Class – Memorial Day
26Tauopathies FTD
27Parkinson’s Disease
28Huntington’s Disease
29Prion Diseases
30Review
31FINAL