The plan is to broadcast four experiments: two focused on synaptic function (Hume) and two focused on synaptic structure and the cell biology of the synapse (Akaaboune). The major approach we have been using in MCDB 351 is to incorporate reading and discussion of many recent papers into the course. One challenge we have recognized in teaching this course is that most students have no experience with the types of experimental materials that are used in cellular and molecular neuroscience