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GS14 1021 Current Topics in Neurobiology of Disease

  • Course Director(s): Schulz, Paul and Barichello, Tatiana
  • Semester: Fall
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Grading System: Pass/Fail
  • Prerequisites:


Schulz, Paul; Barichello, Tatiana. One semester hour. Fall, annually. Grading System: Pass or Fail.

This course is an integrated approach to neurological diseases, which includes background information as well as the diagnosis, treatment, and biological mechanisms of the disease under study. After completing this course on Alzheimer’s disease related dementias (ADRDs), the learner will be able to state their: clinical signs and symptoms, including parameters that differentiate early, middle, and late stages of disease; epidemiologic data, including risk factors and mortality; biomarkers that identify and give insight into processes underlying them, including imaging biomarkers and fluid biomarkers; treatment options, including non-pharmacological and pharmacological; underlying pathophysiologies, including the role of genetics as causative and risk genes, the microbiota-gut-brain axis, the blood-brain barrier, glial cells, and neuroinflammation; pre-clinical models to study them;  and, future directions.

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

Course Outline Current Topics in Neurobiology of Disease