Neuroscience: From Molecules to Systems to Behavior

Subject associations
NEU 501B / MOL 501B
Fall 2024
Anthony E. Ambrosini
Lindsay Collins
Mala Murthy
Ilana B. Witten
Registrar description

This laboratory course complements NEU 501A and introduces students to the variety of techniques and concepts used in modern neuroscience, from the point of view of experimental and computational/quantitative approaches. Topics include synaptic transmission and plasticity, two-photon imaging, central neuron activity patterns, optogenetic methods to control neural activity and student-designed special projects. In-lab lectures give students the background necessary to understand the scientific content of the labs but the emphasis is on the laboratory work. Second half of a double-credit core course required of all NEU Ph.D. students.