Itasca Cell And Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
The Neuroscience Graduate Program offers a 5-week laboratory course exploring basic neurobiology on the campus of the Lake Itasca Forestry and Biology Station in northern Minnesota. Each week covers a separate subject and is taught by a veteran team of faculty from the University of Minnesota and an occasional visiting faculty. Each part of the course provides didactic instruction in some area of fundamental neurobiology along with a number of experimental problems for students to solve using modern experimental techniques, equipment and facilities. The setting for the course, in a pine forest on the shore of Lake Itasca, provides an atmosphere for uninterrupted study and close interaction between faculty and students.