Courses required for the Ph.D. degree in Neurobiology include: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (all 6 blocks, including Introduction, Receptors, Electrical Signaling, Synaptic Transmission and Synaptic Plasticity, Postsynaptic Mechanisms, Imaging and Disease and Neuroanatomy and Systems) and Communicating Scientific Results. Two 2 elective specialty courses, and three research lab rotations (via BBSP) in different laboratories fulfill the course requirement. The Courses menu lists descriptions of these core courses of the Neurobiology Curriculum; other selected offerings are shown under the "Electives". Additional elective courses in Biochemistry, Statistics, Molecular Biology, Physiology, etc., are available to compensate specific deficiencies or enhance training. It is the current philosophy of the Curriculum faculty that students should receive a broad exposure to as many aspects of Neuroscience as reasonable, from molecules and genetics, through systems, behavior and human diseases of the nervous system.
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY
(Neurobiology 722, 723)
This is a 6-block, 2 semester course covering the fundamentals of neurobiology, including methods, receptors and transmitters, electrical and intracellular signaling, synaptic transmission and plasticity, postsynaptic signaling mechanisms, imaging and disease, anatomy of sensory and motor systems and development of the nervous system. Fall and Spring: Stuber and staff.
During their first year, all BBSP are required to perform 3 research rotations, in different labs of the Curriculum.
COMMUNICATING SCIENTIFIC RESULTS
(Neurobiology 850, Cross-listed with PHYI 705/706)
An intensive consideration of selected topics and problems in neurobiology. This course will focus on the development of presentation and communication skills of the trainees. Two semesters of this course is required. Fall and Spring: Goy.