The Neurobiology emphasis area of MCIBS focuses on molecular and cellular approaches to elucidate the basic function of neurons and neural networks. Neurons can last a lifetime and have highly complex anatomy and synaptic connections. This presents unique challenges for the development, function and maintenance of nervous systems. MCIBS neurobiologists use molecular, cellular and genetic approaches to investigate key properties of neurons, neural networks, and the relationship between neuronal function and behavior.
In addition to the core MCIBS courses, students choose 9 credits of courses from the list below plus 3 credits of quantitative courses.
Primary recommended courses:
- BIOL 469 (Neurobiology) or NEURO 520 (Cell and Molecular Neuroscience)
- NEURO 501 Seminars in Neuroscience
Additional recommended courses:
- BIOL 426 Developmental Neurobiology
- BIOL 467 Molecular Basis of Neurological Diseases
- BIOL 470 Functional and Integrative Neuroscience
- BMMB 541 Molecular Biology of Animal Development
- NEURO 512 Comparative Neuroanatomy
- NEURO 521 Systems Neuroscience
- Appropriate quantitative course that best matches project, for example statistics or bioinformatics