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Cell Biology of the Neuron
NS&B 252
Spring 2025
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: BIOL 252

Understanding the cellular biology of neurons is critical for understanding neurological disorders as well as neuropharmacological methods for treating the nervous system. In this course, we will explore how neurons function, focusing on structure-function relationships of the molecular building blocks of neurons. We will examine the basic cell biological mechanisms that underlie the formation, function, and plasticity of neurons and circuits. Areas studied will include cytoskeleton, cellular polarity, synapse formation, synaptic transmission, inter- and intra-cellular transport, neuronal plasticity, and regeneration. This course is designed to follow on from NS&B213 Behavioral Neurobiology.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM NS&B
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-18-2024
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