NEUS 609. Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 4 lecture hours. 4 credits. Recommended preparation: BIOC 503-504 or equivalent. Designed as an interdisciplinary introduction to the cellular and molecular aspects of central nervous system function. The basic principles of neuroscience including neuronal structure, electrical properties of single neurons, cell biology of neurotransmitter release and postsynaptic function will be discussed, followed by intracellular signaling in neurons, gene regulation, transgenic model systems, glia, neuronal development, basic neurochemistry, and molecular and cellular aspects of motor, sensory and integrative function. The course will conclude with lectures on various aspects of neural injury and disease, including traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.