NS&B 324, BIOL 524, NS&B 524|
The molecular mechanisms underlying the adaptive (and sometimes maladaptive) nature of brain function are beginning to be elucidated. This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the major signaling pathways involved in normal brain function and in neurological disorders. The course will initially introduce the student to the major signaling pathways in the brain, followed by their involvement in learning and memory, and neurological and psychiatric disease. Topics will include cell biology of the neuron synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters; modulation of synaptic transmission; tyrosine kinases; G-protein-coupled receptors serotonin, dopamine, acetylcholine, opiate receptors; cell death; and molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases.
Interpretation, Logical Reasoning
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Julien, Robert M., A PRIMER OF DRUG ACTION, 10th ed.
Eric J. Nestler, Steven E. Hyman, Robert C. Malenka, MOLECULAR BASIS OF NEUROPHARMACOLOGY: A FOUNDATION FOR CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE (Paperback)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will be graded on two exams and a final exam, one paper, and a class presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Though the lectures will be the same for undergraduate and graduate students, and all students will be expected to present discussions on topics of their choice, exams and expectations will be different for graduate students, who will be graded on a separate curve.
|Instructor(s): Lin,Stanley Li Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SHAN201; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 12||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 8||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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