(Interdepartmental Graduate Program)
Supervisory Committee: T. Day, U. Kim,
A. Kanthasamy, S. Mallapragada
Participating Faculty: L. Anderson, T. Baker,
J. Bloedel, V. Bracha, J. Buss, A. Cleary, E Cooper,
J. Cunnick, T. Day, C. Drewes, D. Emery, S. Ford,
H. Greenlee, V. Honavar, W. Hsu, S. Jeftinija,
J. Johnansen, K. Johansen, A. Kanthasamy, U. Kim, V.S. Lin, S. Mallapragada,
R. J. Martin, M. O'Boyle,
J. Ourednik, V. Ourednik, M. Randic, R. Robson,
D. Sakaguchi, C. Scanes, S. Shen, A. Smiley-Oyen, M. Stromer, E.
Uemura, A. Vellareddy.
Work is offered for the master of science and doctor of philosophy
degrees with a major in neuroscience. Cooperating departments include
Animal Science; Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology;
Biomedical Sciences; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Computer Science;
Entomology; Health and Human Resources; Microbiology; Psychology;
and Zoology and Genetics.
Facilities and faculty are committed to research in the following
areas: neuronal membrane functions, signal transduction, neuroanatomy,
neurodegenerative diseases, neuroendocrinology, neurotoxicology,
neuropathology, developmental neurobiology, neurogenetics, computational
neuroscience, neural networks, and behavioral neuroscience.
An undergraduate or advanced degree in the sciences is ordinarily
a prerequisite for admission to the program. A student majoring
in neuroscience will select a major professor from the faculty participating
in the program.
All students take a core curriculum consisting of Neuro 556, 557,
660, 690, 696, BBMB 404, and Stat 401. All students are also expected
to take elective neuroscience courses from the following: Com S
474, E E 545, Psych 511, 517, 519; BMS 507, 511, 565;
V Pth 555; Zool 540.
Courses for Graduate Students
Neuro 556. Neurobiology.
(Same as Zool 556.) (3-0) Cr. 3 to 4. F. Prereq: Zool 355 or
Psych 310; physics recommended. Integration, coding, plasticity,
and development in nervous systems.
Neuro 557. Advanced Neuroscience Techniques.
(Same as Zool 557.) (0-6) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: 556. Research
methods and techniques; exercises and/or demonstrations representing
individual faculty specialties.
Neuro 660. Current Topics in Neurobiology
and Behavior. (Same as Zool 660.) Cr. 2 to 3 each time taken.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Topics may include communication,
computational neuroscience, hormones and behavior, neural integration,
developmental neurobiology, neuroanatomy and ultrastructure, sensory
biology, social behavior, techniques in neurobiology and behavior.
Neuro 690. Journal Club in Neuroscience.
(1-0) Cr. 1 each time taken. F.S. Prereq: 556. Students are
required to attend and make at least one presentation at a weekly
journal club focusing on current topics.
Neuro 696. Neuroscience Seminar. (1-0)
Cr. 1 each time taken. F.S. Prereq: 556. Presentations and
discussion of research by students, faculty, and visiting scholars.
Neuro 699. Research.