Chemical and Molecular Neuroscience
Through a series of interconnected vignettes, this course highlights how basic principles in chemistry and molecular biology can be used to answer questions in neuroscience. Emphasis will be placed on enabling techniques and technologies commonly used in modern neurobiology, but that can also be more generally applied to a variety of problems in chemical and molecular biology. The course will be divided into two major themes: 1) visualizing neural activity/connectivity, and 2) perturbing neural systems. Potential topics include molecular probes for detecting neural activity, all-optical electrophysiology, opto- and chemogenetics, neuropharmacology, and genome editing.
Offered Winter Quarter 2016–2017
Next Offering is Tentatively Scheduled for Winter Quarter 2018–2019