Cellular and Circuits Neuroscience

Subject associations
NEU 501A / MOL 501A
Fall 2024
Samuel S. Wang
Registrar description

A survey of modern neuroscience in lecture format, focusing on brain function from cells and the molecules they express to the function of circuits. The course emphasizes theoretical and computational/quantitative approaches. Topics include cellular neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neural circuits and dynamics, cell fate decisions, neural development and plasticity, sensory systems, and molecular neuroscience. Students read and discuss primary literature throughout the course. This is one-half of a double-credit core course required of all Neuroscience Ph.D. students.