Cellular Neurobiology

A course on cellular neurobiology with an emphasis on seminars and student presentations of classic papers in the historical development of the field.  Discussion-based learning on core topics in cellular neuroscience ranging from membrane potentials, electrical properties of neurons, ion channels structure, biophysics and pharmacology, to techniques for recording electrical activity in single channels, whole neurons, and between neurons. Explore membrane biophysics using fundamental models of ionic currents and membrane potentials such as the Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz and the Hodgkin-Huxley equations. Experience these techniques in various settings using state-of-the-art equipment for intra and extracellular voltage recording, voltage clamp, and current clamp in the laboratory. 


Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

An introductory neuroscience course is recommended.