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NEUROSCIENCE 500 (2008)



Neuroscience 500 Course Information
Fall 2008 Schedule

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Lecture

Description

Date

1.

Introduction to Course - Vincent / Introduction to the molecules that make up the brain - Vincent

Sep. 5

 

Biophysics of ion channels - Module 1 Directors: Lynn Raymond &
Brian MacVicar

 

2.

Resting potential - Raymond

Sep. 8

3.

Action potential I: Na+ and K+ conductances - Seamans

Sep. 10

4. Action potential II: Conduction and cable properties - Seamans & Murphy Sep. 12

5.

Molecular biology of ion channels - Raymond

Sep. 15

6.

Ca++ channels - Snutch

Sep. 17

7.

K+ channels - MacVicar

Sep. 19

8.

Problem Set Workshop - Raymond

Sep. 22

9.

Review I - Raymond/ MacVicar

Sep. 24

 

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

NSERC, CGSM-CIHR and UGF applications including all supporting documentation must be received in the Neuroscience office by Wednesday, September 24, 2008.

10.

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

Sep. 26

11.

Neurochemistry II: amine synthesis and degradation - Vincent

Sep. 29

12.

Cell biology of the Neuron -

Oct. 1

13.

Synaptic transmission I - Murphy

Oct. 3

14.

Synaptic transmission II: molecular properties of transmitter release - Murphy

Oct. 6

15.

Ligand-gated ion channels I: - Craig

Oct. 8

16.

Ligand-gated ion channels II:  - Craig

Oct. 10

17.

Student Presentations- Murphy/Craig
Signed CIHR Abstract Due

Oct. 15

18.

Student Presentations & Review II- Murphy/Craig

Oct. 17

19. Midterm Exam – Modules 1 & 2
Oct. 20

Second messengers and gene expression - Module 3 Directors:
Weihong Song and Jun-Feng Wang

 

20.

Second messengers I: cAMP - Vincent

Oct. 22

21.

Second messengers III: Ca++ and IP3 - MacVicar

Oct .24

22.

Second messengers II: cGMP and Nitric Oxide - Vincent

Oct. 27

23. Protein Kinases and Phosphatases - J-F Wang
Oct. 29
24. Receptor regulation-Y-T Wang & Vincent

CIHR Summary Due

Oct. 31

25.

Non-selective cation channels - MacVicar

Nov. 3

26.

Genetic resources and approaches - Holt and Pavlidis

Nov. 5

27.

Control of neural gene expression - Song

Nov. 7

28.

Student Presentations - J-F Wang and W Song

Nov. 10

29.

Student Presentations & Review III - J-F Wang and Song

Nov. 12

 

Society for Neuroscience Meeting

 

Development - Module 4 Directors: Tim O’Connor

 

30.

Induction and axis formation - O'Connor

Nov. 21

31.

Proliferation and process outgrowth. - O'Connor

Nov. 24

32.

Proliferation - Roskams

Nov. 26

33.

Cell death in the nervous system - Tetzlaff

Nov. 28

34.

Synaptogenesis - Haas

Dec. 1

35.

Adult stem cells & Review - Roskams & O'Connor

CIHR Grant Assignment Due 8:30 am Dec. 3

Dec. 3

36.

Student Presentations - O'Connor

Dec. 5

37.

Student Presentations - O'Connor
 

Dec. 8

 

 

 

 38.

FINAL EXAM – Modules 3 &4

Dec. 12



 

 

 

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