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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (BISC)
Developmental Neurobiology
Developmental Neurobiology
Fall 2017
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BISC 1115 and 1125; and BISC 1116 and BISC 1126; or permission of the instructor

Damien O'Halloran
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The molecular mechanisms that guide neural development: events surrounding the birth of neurons, how specific neurons are determined, how neurons find the correct targets, how cell death guides proper neural development, and how synapses are formed and maintained.
1. Understand the series of events surrounding early neuronal development. 2. Study how neurons differentiate and how this is determined. 3. Understand the molecular mechanisms that guide patterning of the nervous system. 4. Develop an understanding of how synaptic connections are formed and maintained. 5. Develop a firm understanding of the role of model organisms in modern developmental neuroscience, and the logic involved in choosing the correct model system to solve specific problems in neurobiology. 6. Gain exposure to “real world” science and critically think about modern problems in developmental neurobiology, and how they are approached.
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