Electives

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NBIO elective courses offered academic year 2016-2017:
NBIO 724, Developmental Neurobiology (Fall 2016)
NBIO 729, Neural Information Processing (Fall 2016) 
NBIO 890.001 Microscopy (Spring 2017) 
NBIO 890.003 Network Neuroscience (Spring 2017)

The following courses are a listing of strongly suggested courses that Neurobiology students may consider for their elective requirements.  If you come across another elective you would like to take and it will benefit your research, please consult Garret Stuber for permission.

NBIO 890.001 Special Topics in Neurobiology: Microscopy (1-5 cr)

This course aims to provide the knowledge one may need to understand the reach of microscopy imaging techniques, to be able to choose the right imaging modality, label the sample, carry out the experiment, analyze data, and troubleshoot any pitfalls that may occur. Starting from the principles of microscopy, proceeding to the description of conventional and advanced modern techniques, and evaluating advantages and disadvantages of each method. Spring. Ghukasyan. Syllabus

NBIO 890.003- Special Topics in Neurobiology: Network Neuroscience (1-5 cr)

This graduate-level seminar course combines lectures and paper presentations on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research of dynamics and function of brain networks. The course is designed to be informal and highly interactive and requires active participation. Application of modern tools such as massively-parallel, electrophysiological recordings, large-scale computer simulations, optogenetic manipulations and advanced MR imaging represents a major focus. Fall. Frohlich. Syllabus

NBIO 724- Developmental Neurobiology (3 cr)

This paper based seminar explores the basic principles guiding the emergence of the mammalian nervous system. The course presents current topics in developmental neuroscience using selections from current and classic literature. Spring. (alt years), Anton. Syllabus

NBIO 729- Neural Information Processing (3 cr)

This course addresses the fundamentals of nervous system information processing and integration, with examples from sensory systems. Integrative operations are examined from the level of cells through higher brain functions. Fall. Manis. Syllabus

NBIO 800- Gene-Brain-Behavior Interactions in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Towards an Integration of Perspectives on Disease Mechanisms (3 cr)

This seminar examines the topics of genetics, neuroanatomy, physiology, and behavioral development to provide a broad-based and integrated background to understand the etiology and potential mechanism underlying neurodevelopmental disorders. Fall and Spring. (alt years) Philpot and Piven. Syllabus

NBIO 801- Clinical Syndromes & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (3 cr)

This seminar-based course reviews the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of neurodevelopmental syndromes and disorders.  Topics range from single gene to complex genetic disorders. Fall and Spring. (alt years) Piven and Philpot. Syllabus

PSYC 701- Biological Bases of Behavior I (3 cr)NOS-I red sGC green cGMP blue.jpg

A survey of psychological and biological approaches to the study of basic learning and higher integrative processing. Fall. Boettiger

PSYC 702- Biological Bases of Behavior II (3 cr)

A survey of psychological and biological approaches to the study of basic learning and higher integrative processing. Spring. Kathryn Reissner.

NBIO 727- Translational Seminar in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (2 cr)

Introduces new neuroimaging techniques and their application to the study of the neural correlates of cognitive and behavioral impairments in a number of brain disorders. Spring. (alt years) Belger. Syllabus

PHCO 728- Neuropharmacology of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 cr)

A lecture/discussion course on the biological bases of alcohol and substance abuse. Spring. (alt years) Morrow.

BIOS 600- Principles of Statistics Infer (3 cr)

Bios 600 is an introductory course in probability and statistical inference. This course serves as an introduction to the collection, summarization, analyzation and presentation of data.Topics include sampling, measurement, descriptive statistics, probability, tests of hypotheses, condence intervals, two-sample t-tests, ANOVA, simple linear regression, 2-way tables, and the chi-square distribution. Spring. David Herman-Giddens. Staff. JANE MONACO

PHCO 750 Applied Biostatistics

This largely self-study course will deal with basic statistical and quantitative methods for the analysis and interpretation of biomedical data. This course is required for pharmacology, toxicology and pathology graduate students. Fall. Graves.

GRAD 721- Research Ethics (1 cr)

This course is an introduction to concepts, rules and issues that are central to research ethics. Issues of misconduct, irresponsible behavior, plagiarism etc. will be discussed in the company of fellow graduate students, researchers and faculty. The course wants to make the students feel part of a community that takes integrity and character as seriously as innovation and discovery. Spring. Staff. Syllabus

image description                 PSYC 708- Seminar in the Biological Foundations of Psychology (3 cr)

Lectures and seminar presentations on a wide range of topics in the area of physiological psychology. Rotating Topics/Instructors. Instructors include: Boettiger, Carelli, Dykstra, Fuchs, Hollins, Lysle, Picker, Thiele. Recent topics: "Neurobiology of Alcohol" (Thiele) and "The Frontal Lobes" 

PSYC 830- Statistical Methods in Psychology (4 cr)

Data analysis, sampling, applied probability, elementary distribution theory, principles of statistical inference.