MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS14 1214 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Beierlein, Michael; Waxham, M. Neal: Three semester hours. Fall, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: None.

This course is a graduate level treatment of molecular and cellular neuroscience. It is designed for first-year graduate students and will introduce basic concepts of molecular, electrical and chemical signaling in individual neurons, synapses, and local neuronal circuits.  Topics covered include the functional properties of membranes, receptors, and channels, intracellular signaling cascades, synaptic transmission, short- and long-term forms of synaptic plasticity, and information processing in neuronal dendrites and local circuits.