N152: Developmental Neurobiology is taught in the Fall Quarter by Professors Karina Cramer and Susana Cohen-Cory.

KarinaCramer

Dr. Karina Cramer

S Cohen-Cory

Dr. Susana Cohen-Cory

Prerequisite: BIO SCI 93

Course Objective:

The development of the nervous system is discussed with emphasis on the processes that underlie the appearance of complex and highly ordered neural circuits. Topics include neural induction, specification, migration and death; axon growth, and neural circuit formation.

Sample Syllabus:

#Topic
1Model Organisms, Methods
2Neural Induction
3Regionalization
4Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis
5Neuronal Migration
6Neuronal Fate Specification
7Early Brain Development – Paper Discussion
8Neuronal Cell Death
9Review
10MIDTERM
11Axon Growth and Guidance I
12Axon Growth and Guidance II
13Target Selection
14Axon and Dendritic Branching
15Synapse Formation and Maturation I
16Synapse Formation and Maturation II
17Circuit Formation – Paper Discussion
18Activity Guided Synapse Formation
19Sensory ann Experience Guided Neural Development
20Review
21FINAL