MECHANISMS OF LEARNING AND MEMORY 3144

Learning forms the foundation of social interactions in human and non-humans: the ability to learn and memorize locations, situations, individuals, facts and tasks forms are fundamental. We will discuss the cellular and molecular mechanism underlying learning and memory and the most highly studied model systems. Approaches to these processes along with human diseases presenting with learning and memory deficits will be discussed.

INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE 2025

Introduction to the fundamental principles of neuroscience with a focus on the following topics: structure and function of central nervous system in humans and other animals, signal processing and transmission, development of neural and brain circuits.

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE 5014

Cellular and molecular neuroscience is a new and rapidly evolving field of neuroscience which spans genetics and epigenetics of single nerve cells, development and cellular communication within the nervous system. This course is designed to cover these basic concepts as well as emergent ideas and technologies in the field.

NEUROSCIENCE SENIOR SEMINAR 4044 (NEUROGENETICS)

Our understanding of neurogenetic disorders have increased dramatically in the last 20 years due to recent advancements in genetic methodologies.  The promise of personalized medicine and the power of human genome sequencing have changed how scientists approach the field of neuroscience.  This course covers classical genetics,  non-Mendelian inheritance, and epigenetics as they relate to neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders.  Practical applications including genome-wide association (GWAS), next-generation sequencing, epigenetics, genome editing and screening methods will also be discussed.