Neurobiology of Disease


Date: March 30, 2009 (Monday)
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Theme: Introduction
Module: Overview
Session: Introduction to the neurobiology of disease
Instructor: Gary Westbrook
Description: This introductory session will outline the goals and structure of the course, and establish the expectations for students in the course. We will also overview some of the common mechanisms that cross disease boundaries in neurological and psychiatric disease.
Study questions:
  1. Is it necessary to attend class to pass the course?
  2. What is the distinction between disease-oriented research and translational research?
  3. Describe a typical pathway from basic observation to clinical therapy.
  1. Zoghbi HY, Gage FH, Choi DW (2000). Neurobiology of disease. Curr Opin Neurobiol 10:655-660.
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