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BIO 399B Topics in Biology: Neurobiology

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better for BIO 102.

Course Description: A comprehensive study of how the nervous system functions. The course will focus on the cell biology of neurons: nerve cell communication and the action potential; synapse structure and function; nerve cell specializations including axons and dendrites; how small circuits of neurons are formed and how they function. Other topics will include synaptic plasticity, learning and memory, the function of larger scale neuronal systems, and the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Course Rotation: TBA.


3 - 4 credits


BIO 102 Min Grade C-