MCDB 450 - Genetics and Molecular Biology of Complex Behavior
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 222 and 305; and one of: MCDB 310 or BIOLCHEM 415.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course explores recent advances inthe genetics and molecular biology of brain function and complex behavior. It emphasizes advances due to the application of genetic strategies that uncovered molecules important for complex behavior and brain function in organisms amenable to genetic analysis such as Drosophila, C. elegans, zebrafish and mice. The lectures 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 involve the presentation of relevant research papers and research proposals based upon the knowledge gained from the course by each student.

Crs Requirements: Students required to write a 10-page paper analyzing a set of experiments. Team and individual presentations, participation in discussion, and class quizzes are also course requirements.

Intended Audience: The course is intended primarily for advanced Neuroscience concentrators; however, it may appeal to a few Biology and CMB concentrators as well.

Class Format: The class will have a formal lecture component; however, there will be discussion and group interaction within that format.

MCDB 450 - Genetics and Molecular Biology of Complex Behavior
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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