Courses

NSC 224A/B Molecular and Development Neurobiology
NSC 224A/B discusses key issues in developmental and molecular neurobiology. Discussions emphasis on critical evaluation of the experiments and methods described in research papers. Readings of seminal, primary research papers, reviews, and book chapters.

 

NPB 172 Map Formation in the Brain
NPB 172 is an advanced developmental neurobiology course for undergraduate students who are interested in research. Neuronal topographic projection map is a fundamental principle for establishing neural network in the brain. This course builds upon the NPB major core course NPB 100 Neurobiology or NPB110B Neurobiology Foundations. Students taking this course will be familiar with concepts, techniques, and questions in neural circuit formation (axon guidance) in the brain through lectures and paper discussions. This course will provide comprehensive understanding of the current concepts of neuronal map formation in various sensory and/or motor nervous systems.

“The entire┬ámolecular and┬ácellular┬ámechanism of axon guidance is a beautiful love story.” – Hwai-Jong Cheng

 

NPB 110B Neurobiology Foundations
NPB 110B provides core concepts of neurobiology including single-neuron biophysics, synapses and transmitters, neuronal development, motor systems, central pattern generation, neuronal circuits, intracellular signal transduction, sensory processing, multisensory integration, autonomic nervous system, neuromodulation, learning and memory, and higher cognition and disease.

 

NPB 100 Neurobiology
NPB 100 is designed to give students a foundation in Neurobiology. The course is designed for those who already have a solid background in biology, chemistry and physics.

“Neurobiology is about ourselves; it is about how our nervous systems are built, how we respond to the outside world, how we remember our past, and how we imagine our future.” – Hwai-Jong Cheng

 

NPB 12 Human Brain and Disease
NPB 12 discusses normal function and diseases of the human brain and nervous system. Diseases discussed include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, leprosy, amnesia and schizophrenia. Intended for non-science majors.