Course Director: Training faculty and general members
Course Description: This core course provides a unified knowledge of the fundamental principles of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and molecular biology. It is designed for all first year
basic sciences graduate students.
Course Director: Sukumar Vijayaraghavan, PhD, Graduate Program Director
Class Meets: 3:00pm- 5:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, RC1N 7124, August 30- October 4
Course Director: William Sather, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology
Course Description: Covers how nerve cells go about their business of transmitting signals. Required textbook: From Neuron to Brain, 5th Edition. A Cellular and Molecular Approach to the Function
of the Nervous System. Course will run the first half of the fall semester. This course is required for all neuroscience Ph.D. candidates.
Class Meets: 9:00am- 11:00am, Monday-Friday, RC1N 7108, October 10-December 12
Coordinated By: Graduate Training Committee, Dr. Nathan Schoppa
Course Description: Students will perform research in the laboratory of one of the members of the program. The rotation will be followed by an oral presentation. Each rotation will occupy approximately
12 weeks. Rotation II will begin near the end of the fall semester (in November) and end early in the spring semester (in February).
Seminar Committee Chair: Abby Person, PhD
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 at least ½ of all seminars. The GTC monitors the attendance of first year students.
Final grade is based upon attendance and participation at these seminars.