Lab in Cell and Molecular Neurobiology|
In recent years, an explosion of molecular and cellular techniques has revolutionized the way neuroscientists visualize the structure and function of the central nervous system. The goal of this lab course is to introduce students to hot topics in developmental neuroscience and to provide training in some experimental approaches. The topical focus of the course in 2007 will be to examine how epilepsy causes a reorganization of the adult hippocampus. Students will study neural stem cells, neurodegeneration, and hippocampal function by mastering techniques for: growing cell cultures, sectioning brain tissue, and by performing immunocytochemical staining to detect neurogenesis and cell death in the adult hippocampus. In addition, the class will gain experience with behavioral analyses of an animal model of epilepsy. Some class time will also be devoted to design of experiments and formulating testable hypotheses. Upon mastery of basic techniques, students will work in small groups on individual projects and present their research in a poster session. Grades are based on laboratory notebooks, independent project work, poster presentations, and a short written research proposal.
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|Course Format: Laboratory||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(NS&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Laboratory notebook, lab reports, mini-grant proposal for research project, poster presentation of research project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prerequisites:([MB&B205 or BIO (L205] and [MB&B206 or BIOL206] ) or ([MB&B225 or BIOL225] and [BIOL206 or MB&B206] )or [NS&B213 or BIOL213]or [BIOL182 or MB&B182] or [MB&B195 or BIOL195]
The time in the laboratory and outside readings are estimated to take approximately 8-10 hours/week. Because of the project-oriented nature of the course, students will be expected to return to the lab at various times during the week to complete experiments.
|Instructor(s): Lin,Stanley Li Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: SCIE92; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 8
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