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Fall 2016-2017
NEU 501B / MOL 501B   na, npdf

Neuroscience: from molecules to systems to behavior

Anthony E. Ambrosini
Alan Gelperin
David W. Tank

This laboratory course complements NEU 501A and introduces students to the variety of techniques and concepts used in modern neuroscience, from the point of view of experimental and computational/quantitative approaches. Topics include synaptic transmission and plasticity, two-photon imaging, patch clamp recording in brain slices, optogenetic methods to control neural activity and student-designed special projects. In-lab lectures give students the background necessary to understand the scientific content of the labs but the emphasis is on the laboratory work. Second half of a double-credit core course required of all NEU Ph.D. students.

Sample reading list:
Dale Purves, Neuroscience, 4th ed
Peter Dayan and Larry Abbott, Theoretical Neuroscience
Gordon M. Shepherd, The Synaptic Organization of the Brain, 5th ed.
John Nicholls et al., From Neuron to Brain, 4th edition

Requirements/Grading:
Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Reserved Seats:
NEU Graduate Students Only 7
NEU Certificate Students Only 3

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23482 B01 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm M W        Enrolled:8 Limit:16
23483 P01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm M W   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A02   Enrolled:8 Limit:16