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Neuroscience 500
Course Information Fall 2013

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Lecture #

Description

Date

 1.

Introduction to Course (8:30am) -
Tim O’Connor and Shernaz Bamji
Cell Biology of the Neuron - Victor Viau

Sep. 4

 

Module 1:  Biophysics of ion channels -
Module Directors: 
Lynn RaymondBrian MacVicar.

 2.

Resting potential - Lynn Raymond

Sep. 6

 3.

Electrophysiological Techniques
and Molecular Biolology of Ion Channels

Lynn RaymondMarja Sepers

Sep. 9

 4.

Action potential I: Conduction and cable properties - Jeremy Seamans

Sep. 11

 5.

Action potential II: Na+ and K+ conductances - Jeremy Seamans

Sep. 13

 6.

Molecular Approaches in Neurobiology -
Ann Marie Craig

Sep. 16

 7.

K+ channels - Brian MacVicar

Sep. 19

----> Applications for
Affiliated Fellowships, and
NSERC, CIHR-CGSM scholarships:

Affiliated Fellowships - Doctoral level: deadline
September 19, 2013, 3:00 PM; hard copy to Neuroscience office.

NSERC Doctoral Awards -- September 19, 2013 deadline; original transcripts to Neuroscience office.

Affiliated Fellowships - Master's level: December 2 deadline; hard copy to Neuroscience office.

CGS-Master's Awards (CIHR, NSERC) have a December 2 deadline for applicants across Canada and applications including transcripts will be submitted by applicants and referees online. Hard copy of original transcripts must be submitted to Neuroscience office December 2.  Remember that applications to NSERC, CIHR will require official UBC transcripts that you need to order.

Sep. 19

 8.

Ca++ channels - Terry Snutch

Sep. 20

 9.

Problem Set Workshop -
Lynn RaymondBrian MacVicar.
Mod 1 Assignment due

Sep. 23

 10.

Review I - Lynn Raymond

Sep. 25

 

Module 2:  Synaptic transmission, ligand-gated ion channels - Module Directors: Tim Murphy Ann Marie Craig.

 11.

Neurochemistry I: amino acid and peptide synthesis and degradation - Tim Murphy

Sep. 27

 12.

Neurochemistry II: amine synthesis and degradation - Steve Vincent

Sep. 30

 13.

Ligand-gated ion channels I -
Ann Marie Craig

Oct. 2

 14.

Ligand-gated ion channels II -
Ann Marie Craig

Oct. 4

 15.

Synaptic transmission I - Tim Murphy

Oct. 7

 16.

Discussion on molecular methods -
Ann Marie Craig

Oct. 9

 17.

Synaptic transmission II:
Molecular properties of transmitter release
- Tim Murphy 
CIHR project approval due

Oct. 11

 

Thanksgiving - no lecture

Oct. 14

 18.

Student Presentations & Review -
Tim Murphy Ann Marie Craig
CIHR project approval due

Oct. 16

 

Midterm Exam, Module 1 and 2

Oct. 21

 

Module 3:  Second Messengers and Gene Expression -
Module Directors: 
Weihong Song Steve Vincent.

 19.

Secondary messengers I: Cyclic nucleotides - Steve Vincent

Oct. 23

 20.

Lipids in Brain Structure and Signaling -
Cheryl Wellington

Oct. 25

 21.

Secondary Messengers II: Ca++ and IP3 Brian MacVicar

Oct. 28

 22.

Genetic Resources and Approaches -
Robert Holt Paul Pavlidis -
CIHR Summary Due

Oct. 30

 23.

Receptor Regulation -
Lynn Raymond Steve Vincent

Nov. 1

 24.

Epigenetics - Michael Kobor

Nov. 4

 25.

Non-Selective Cation Channels -
Brian MacVicar

Nov. 6

 26.

Control of Neural Gene Expression - Weihong Song

Nov. 8

 

Society for Neuroscience
Annual Meeting 2013 in San Diego

No classes during this time

Nov.9‑13

 27.

Prions, Protein Folding and Misfolding -
Neil Cashman

Nov. 15

 28.

Student Presentations -
Weihong Song Steve Vincent -
Mod 3 Critique Due

Nov. 18

 

Module 4:  Development - Module Director:  Tim O’Connor.

 29.

Nervous System Induction -
Tim O’Connor

Nov. 20

 30.

Proliferation and Migration -
Daniel Goldowitz

Nov. 22

 31.

Process Outgrowth and Neural Pathfinding - Tim O’Connor

Nov. 25

 32.

Cell Death - Shernaz Bamji

Nov. 27

 33.

Synaptogenesis - Kurt Haas

Nov. 29

 34.

Activity and Circuit Formation -
Kurt Haas
Application deadlines:
Affiliated Fellowships (Master's level), CGS-Master's Awards, ...

Dec. 1

 35.

Student Presentations -
Tim O’Connor and others
Mod 4 Critique Due
CIHR Grant Assignment Due at Dec. 6, 4:00 pm

Dec. 4

Final Exam (Modules 3 and 4):
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 8:30-10:30 AM, Room 2N A/B

 


 

 

 

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