MCDB 401 - Advanced Topics in Biology
Section: 001 Genetics and Molecular Biology of Behavior
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
CMB senior concentrators or Graduate standing. Prerequisites will be set by the instructor as appropriate for each section.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course will explore recent advances in the genetics and molecular biology of brain function and behavior including complex behavior. The course will emphasize advances due to the application of genetic strategies to uncover molecules important for behavior and brain function in organisms amenable to genetic analysis such as Drosophila, C. elegans, zebrafish, and mice.

This course will entail lectures and discussions. The lectures will introduce the basics of the field including various genetic and transgenic methods as applied to behavior and cutting edge molecular and imaging strategies for neural circuit analysis. Discussions will involve the presentation of relevant research papers and research proposals based upon the knowledge gained from the course by each student.

Grades will be based upon performance on exams, discussions, and presentations of research papers and your research proposal. The course will be limited to 25 students.

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 222 (Neurobiology) or MCDB 422 (Cell and Molecular Neurobiology), and BIOLOGY 305 (Genetics), and BIOLOGY /MCDB 310 or BIOLOGY 311 (Biochemistry).

MCDB 401 - Advanced Topics in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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