This course provides a comprehensive overview of cellular neuroscience and consists of 20 lectures and two exams. The course is divided into three parts: (1) the physiology and biophysics of neurons; (2) neuronal signal transduction, gene expression and transport of RNA and protein; and (3) synaptic transmission and plasticity. The textbook is Fundamental Neuroscience by Zigmond, Bloom, Landis, Roberts and Squire. Supplementary readings are from other textbooks and journal articles.
Prerequisites: CM 9506 or its equivalent and undergraduate biochemistry.