Catalogue 2016 - 2017

NSCI 385 Neurodevelopment


3 cr.


NSCI 212; BIO 306 recommended, or permission of the chair.

Course Description

Across species, formation of the nervous system shares some common mechanisms. This conservation enables the study of a variety of species. This course will describe the key concepts that contribute to nervous system development in several model organisms, covering concepts such as neurogenesis, neural migration and axon growth/guidance, synaptic activity and apoptosis. Research techniques as they apply to development in genetics and molecular biology are briefly explained.