Molecular & Developmental Neurobiology

This concentration is not available to students also pursuing a Neuroscience major.

The following courses are required in order to receive a Degree in the Program in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology:

  • Fundamentals of Neurobiology  (BIOL-SCI 302) Cellular and biochemical approaches to the nervous system, focusing on neuron structure and function. May not receive credit for both BIOL_SCI 302 and NEUROSCI 202. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 215, BIOL_SCI 217, BIOL_SCI 219, BIOL_SCI 220, BIOL_SCI 221, BIOL_SCI 222, and BIOL_SCI 308.
  • Molecular Neurobiology (BIOL_SCI 303) Exploration of the overlap between neurobiology and molecular biology. May not receive credit for both BIOL_SCI 302 and NEUROSCI 202.Prerequisite: BIOL_SCI 302 or BIOL_SCI 311
  • One of: 
    • Developmental Neurobiology (BIOL_SCI 304) Cellular aspects of nervous system development: relationship between structure and function. May not receive credit for both BIOL_SCI 304 and NEUROSCI 304. Prerequisite: BIOL_SCI 302 or BIOL_SCI 311
    • Neurobiology Laboratory (BIOL_SCI 305) Hands-on experience in the performance of experiments in cellular neuro-physiology. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 222; BIOL_SCI 302 or BIOL_SCI 311
    • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (BIOL_SCI 326) Molecular and neural bases of memory. May not receive credit for both BIOL_SCI 326 and NEUROSCI 326. Prerequisite: BIOL_SCI 302 or BIOL_SCI 311

Through these courses, students will gain a detailed understanding of molecular, cellular, developmental, structural and functional aspects of nervous systems.