BIOL-376 Developmental Neurobiology
Fall for 2017-2018
This guided seminar course introduces upper level undergraduates to selected topics of the development of the nervous system of vertebrates and invertebrates. Students will read, present and discuss review articles and primary research literature investigating molecular, cellular, evolutionary and embryological aspects of neurodevelopment. Topics will include dorsal-ventral patterning, induction of the neural plate, neuronal differentiation, axon guidance, and synapse formation. Recent technological advances of each subject and the presentation by the media of these topics to the lay public will be discussed.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: BIOL-195 or BIOL-151 or BIOL-152
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