Course Directors: Drs. Achim Klug and Diego Restrepo
Course Description: Lecture, laboratories and manuscript discussions to provide basic knowledge of the structure and function of the nervous system
Course Director: Steven Britt, M.D., Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Course Description: This course will cover topics in the development of the nervous system, such as neuronal birth, migration, differentiation, and death, axonal pathfinding, cell-cell recognition,
and synapse formation, modulation and elimination. Part of the course is devoted to the discussion of original literature in the field.
Course Director: Sukumar Vijayaraghavan, PhD, Graduate Program Director
Course Description: Research rotations allow students to become familiar with potential thesis labs and projects. Students perform independent research projects of limited scope during both
semesters. Seminars describing the work are presented mid-fall semester, one at the end of the fall semester and one during the last week of the spring semester. Three rotations of NRSC 7650 must be completed before the beginning
of the Fall semester of the second year.
Course Director: Dan Tollin, PhD; Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Course Description: A practicum in how to read and write a grant proposal with emphasis on the NRSA pre- and post-doctoral fellowship applications. Pre-requisite - NRSC 7610 or permission of
the course directors.
Seminar Committee Chair: Dr. Steve Britt
Seminar Series Description: Seminar series designed to present recent important findings in Neuroscience research. Different topics are presented weekly by Neuroscience Training Program faculty,
students and visiting faculty. First year students are required to attend all the seminars and all other students are strongly encouraged to attend on a regular basis. The GTC monitors the attendance of first year students. Final
grade is based upon attendance and participation at these seminars.