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(Interdepartmental Graduate Program)
Supervisory Committee: T. Day, U. Kim, A. Kanthasamy, D. Sakaguchi, V. Bracha
Participating Faculty: L. Anderson, J. Bloedel, V. Bracha, J. Buss, A. Cleary, E Cooper, J. Cunnick, T. Day, C. Drewes, H. Greenlee, W. Hsu, S. Jeftinija, J. Johnansen, K. Johansen, A. Kanthasamy, U. Kim, V.S. Lin, S. Mallapragada, K. Malmberg, R. J. Martin, J. Ourednik, V. Ourednik, M. Randic, A. Robertson, R. Robson, D. Sakaguchi, C. Scanes, S. Shen, A. Smiley-Oyen, 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 and Biological Engineering; Chemistry; Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology; Genetics, Development and Cell Biology; Health and Human Performance; and Psychology.
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, 661, 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; GDCB 642.
Courses for Graduate students
Neuro 556. Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience. (Same as GDCB 556.) (3-0) Cr. 3 or (3-3) Cr. 4. F. Prereq: Biol 335 or Biol 436; physics recommended. Fundamental principles of neuroscience including cellular and molecular neuroscience, nervous system development, sensory, motor and regulatory systems.
Neuro 557. Advanced Neuroscience Techniques. (Same as GDCB 557.) (0-6) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: 556. Research methods and techniques; exercises and/or demonstrations representing individual faculty specialties.
Neuro 661. Current Topics in Neurobiology and Behavior. (Same as GDCB 661.) 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.