Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

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Course Directors

Philip Copenhaver
Philip Stork

Course Objectives and Organization

This course is a survey of the cellular and molecular biology of the nervous system and is designed to introduce the cell and molecular mechanisms underlying the development, structure and function of the nervous system.  The course is divided into two general topic areas:  (1) Developmental Cell Biology of the Nervous System and (2) Molecular Mechanisms of Signaling in the Nervous System and concludes with several case studies that illustrate the basic principles discussed throughout the course.  The objective of each lecture is to identify the following:  (a) what is known about the topic; (b) how we know what we know, and (c) essential questions yet to be answered about the topic.  Integrative class discussions are scheduled to further expand upon or illustrate concepts described in preceding lectures.