Teaching

Neurotrack - for undergraduates interested in Neuroscience.

Neuroscience Graduate Program - for students interested in a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in Neuroscience.


Courses

Neurophysiology Lab (Fall)   Neurophysiology is the study of living neurons, their interactions and how they dictate behavior. Students learn about the instrumentation and concepts of the field using computer and electronic simulations in the first 2 weeks. In the remaining 13 weeks, we record from electric fish, frog sciatic nerve, crayfish neuromuscular junction, the horseshoe crab eye, and the rat cochlea.

Cellular Neurobiology (Fall)

Biological Clocks (Spring)   Biological clocks are the endogenous oscillators that coordinate physiological and behavioral rhythms in nearly all organisms. This course examines how these rhythms are generated  and regulated. The material will include molecular, cellular and systems physiology and the relevance of biological timing to ecology and health in everything from protozoans to plants to people.

Neural Systems (Spring)


Pedagogy Publications

Learning chronobiology by improving Wikipedia. Chiang et al (2012) J Biol Rhythms 27:333-6.  

Training scientists in a science center improves science communication to the public. Webb et al (2012) Adv Physiol Educ 36: 72-6.

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