MCDB 422 - Brain Development, Plasticity, and Circuits
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
MCDB 310 or 311, or BIOLCHEM 415, or CHEM 351; or graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The course will present studies investigating the molecular and cellular analysis of the development of the nervous system, synaptic plasticity, and circuits mediating complex behaviors.

Topics covered will include

  • how neurons are generated,
  • how the brain is patterned,
  • how neurons differentiate,
  • how neurons find their synaptic targets and make their synaptic connections, and
  • what regulates regeneration within the nervous system.

Additionally, the molecular basis of synaptic plasticity and the analysis of neural circuits underlying complex behaviors will be covered. There will be an emphasis on investigations utilizing genetically amenable animals.

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MCDB 422 - Brain Development, Plasticity, and Circuits
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Introduction to Developmental Neurobiology
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