Broadly defined, neurodegenerative disease occurs when a specific class of neuron dies and thus fails in its biological action. In this course, we will delve into the many different, intricate ways neuron death can occur and cause disease. From the chemistry of neurotransmitters, aggregation of proteins, and the collapse of neuromuscular junctions, many areas of the neurobiology can go awry.
The focus of the course will be on understanding the complex interplay of small molecules and proteins that keep neurons healthy and functional. In this course, we will use current primary literature and lecture to understand the varied topics. This course aims to improve skills in reading and analysis of primary literature as well as the written and oral presentation of scientific findings.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: BIOL181 AND CHEM252
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CHEM-MN)(CHEM-Track A)(CHEM-Track B)(CIS)(NS&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Instructor(s): O'Neil,Alison L. Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: SCIE139; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: X|
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