Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Sample Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students must have taken/are currently taking Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Exceptions will be determined by the instructor.
Textbook: There is no textbook for this course. The lectures will be based on the primary literature and readings will be assigned for each lecture.
Grading: There will be a mid-term exam and final exam. The mid-term will count for 40% and the final exam will count for 60%.
1 Behavioral Measures in Mice and Basics of Synaptic Plasticity
2 Developmental Disorders: Autism
3 Developmental Disorders: Fragile X Syndrome
4 Developmental Disorders: Tuberous Sclerosis
5 Developmental Disorders: Rett Syndrome Mid-term Exam
6 Developmental Disorders: Angelman Syndrome
7 Use of Human Genetics and Stem Cells to Model Brain Disorders
9 Down Syndrome
10 Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia
11 Parkinson's Disease
12 Drug Addiction
13 Review Final Exam