Nsc8211: Developmental Neurobiology

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Place: PWB 6-224

Jan 17 Tu

9:15-11:00 McLoon & Nakagawa  course introduction 

McLoon

embryology of the nervous system

[lecture]

Jan 19 Th

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

Induction

[lecture]

Jan 24 Tu

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

regionalization of the neural tube

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

Jan 26 Th

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

determination of cell fate

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

Jan 31 Tu

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

cell division & cell lineage

[lecture]

 

 

Nakagawa

discussion

Feb 2 Th

9:00-11:00

McLoon

neural crest cell migration

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

Feb 7 Tu

9:00-11:00

McLoon

cell migration in the CNS

[lecture]

McLoon

discussion

Feb 9 Th

9:00-11:00

Lanier

neurite initiation

[lecture]

McLoon

discussion

Feb 14 Tu

9:00-11:00

Lanier

axonal branching

[lecture]

Lanier

discussion

Feb 16 Th

9:00-11:00

Lanier

axon guidance I

[lecture]

Lanier

discussion

Feb 21 Tu

9:00-11:00

Lanier

axon guidance II

[lecture]

Lanier

discussion

Feb 23 Th

9:00-11:00

Lanier

growth of dendrites

[lecture]

Lanier

discussion

Feb 28 Tu

9:00-11:00

Lanier

synapse formation & receptor clustering

[lecture]

Lanier

discussion

Mar 2 Th

9:00-11:00

McLoon - mid semester wrap-up

Lanier

discussion

Mar 7 Tu

8:30-noon

mid-term examination in MAYO D325

Mar 9 Th

no class

Mar 13-17

spring break

Mar 21 Tu

9:00-11:00

McLoon

specificity of connections

[lecture]

McLoon

scientific method & termpaper organization

Mar 23 Th

9:00-11:00

McLoon

developmental cell death

[lecture]

McLoon

discussion

Mar 28 Tu

9:00-11:00

McLoon

trophic factors

[lecture]

McLoon

discussion

Mar 30 Th

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

refinement of connections I

[lecture]

McLoon

discussion

Apr 4 Tu

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

refinement of connections II

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

Apr 6 Th

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

gliogenesis & glia in development I

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

Apr 11 Tu

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

gliogenesis & glia in development II

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

term papers due in class

Apr 13 Th

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

disorders of development

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

term papers for review passed out in class

Apr 18 Tu

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

development of behavior I

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

Apr 20 Th

9:00-11:00

Nakagawa

development of behavior II

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

Apr 25 Tu

9:00-11:00

McLoon

adult neurogenesis

[lecture]

Nakagawa

discussion

Apr 27 Th

9:00-11:00

small group meetings to review term papers

written critics due by noon

May 2 Tu

9:00-11:00

McLoon 

reaction to injury & regeneration

[lecture]

McLoon

discussion

May 4 Th

9:00-11:00

McLoon 

discussion

McLoon & Nakagawa- semester wrap-up

TBD

final examination

May 12 Fr

by noon

final termpapers due in 6-145 Jackson Hall