Special Topics: Neurogenetics
Course Number: NEURL-UA 302
Prerequisites: Intro to NS and Molec-Cell Bio
Description: Understanding the relationship between genes and behavior will be the primary goal of this course. Students will learn both classic and contemporary genetic tools that are utilized by researchers to study behaviors such as courtship, addiction, memory, sleep and aggressive behavior. The course will focus on learning model systems (fruit flies, nematodes, zebrafish, and mice) amenable to genetic manipulation. The course will also discuss the relationship among genetics, development, and neural circuitry. Through analyzing and presenting primary scientific articles, students will communicate their understanding of neurogenetics. Students will examine research topics that are at the forefront in the field of neurogenetics and behavior.