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
- Brain Structure, Function, & Evolution (BIOL_SCI 307) An overview of the evolution of the nervous system and cognition, from the origin of neurons to the structure and function of the brain. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 302, BIOL_SCI 325, or BIOL_SCI 344
- 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.
*Reasonable alternatives among BIOL_SCI courses will be considered. You may contact the Associate Director about this.
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