Development Of The Nervous System

Course Number: 
NSCI 4100
Semesters Offered: 

This course will extend students’ understanding of fundamental concepts of biology and neuroscience through study of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie development of the nervous system. Neurodevelopment provides a context in which to study processes active in many biological functions and diseases. Students will learn about each of the major cellular processes involved in development of the nervous system such as cell division and cell migration, and will learn about the function of molecules and signaling pathways active in each process. Human developmental pathologies will be studied as a mean to better understand normal developmental processes. Some lectures will focus on current research, and students will be expected to read some scientific literature.