Prerequisite: BIO SCI N110
Restriction: Neurobiology Majors only.
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.
Intro to the Brain
Modeling Diseases in Mice
Alzheimer’s Disease I
Alzheimer’s Disease II
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells as Models
Stem Cell Tranplantation
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Microglia and Disease
Aging/Age-Relates Neurodenerative Disease
Axonal Transport Failure and Neurodegeneration
Zinc, Hyperactivity, and Neurodegeneration