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GS14 1021 Current Topics in Neurobiology of Disease

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Grading System: Pass/Fail
  • Prerequisites: None


This course is an integrated approach to neurological diseases, which includes background information as well as the diagnosis, treatment, and biological mechanisms of the diseases under study. The topic for Fall 2023 will explore the rapidly growing field of “Neuromodulation and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI).”  This course will provide students with a broad understanding and appreciation for invasive (e.g., electrocorticography (ECoG), stere-electroencephalography (sEEG), local field potential (LFP), deep brain stimulation (DBS) and non-invasive (surface EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial current stimulation) recording and stimulation modalities as they relate to brain mapping, neurological/psychiatric diseases and disorders (e.g., stroke, epilepsy, depression, PTSD) as well as the augmentation and/or restoration of certain functions. Importantly, a discussion of ethical implications as well as the future of these emerging technologies will be threaded throughout and specifically addressed.  Lectures will be given by leading experts in the field from UTHealth Houston, Rice University, and Baylor College of Medicine.

This course is open to graduate students, medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows.

Course Outline Current Topics in Neurobiology of Disease