NS201A: Basic Concepts in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

An interdisciplinary introduction to fundamental aspects of nervous system function. The course emphasizes the ionic and molecular basis of excitability, synaptic transmission and signal transduction.

Directors: Peter Sargent and Kevin Bender

Monday, September 25
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Neuroanatomy 1
Instructor: Peter Ohara

Wednesday, September 27
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Neuroanatomy 2
Instructor: Peter Ohara

Friday, September 29
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Membrane Potential
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Monday, October 2
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: Parnassus Anatomy Lab
Topic: Neuroanatomy 3
Instructor: Peter Ohara

Wednesday, October 4
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: Parnassus Anatomy Lab
Topic: Neuroanatomy 4
Instructor: Peter Ohara

Friday, October 6
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Action Potentials
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Monday, October 9
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location:  MH-2100
Topic: Anatomy Quiz/Action Potentials
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Wednesday, October 11
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Single Channels
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Friday, October 13
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Biophysics Problem Set
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Monday, October 16
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Structure-Function 1
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Wednesday, October 18
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Structure-Function 2
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Friday, October 20
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Potassium Channels/Paper Discussion
Instructor: Lily Jan

Monday, October 23
Time: 9AM-12PM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Synaptic Transmission 1
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Wednesday, October 25
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Synaptic Transmission 2
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Friday, October 27
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Synaptic Transmission Problem Set
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Monday, October 30
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Synaptic Transmission Paper Disc.
Instructor: Peter Sargent

Wednesday, November 1
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Exam

Friday, November 3
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Glutamate Receptors
Instructor: Roger Nicoll

Monday, November 6
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Neurotransmitter Release
Instructor: Robert Edwards

Wednesday, November 8
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Neurotransmitter Reuptake
Instructor: Robert Edwards

Friday, November 10
NO CLASS
Veteran's Day

Friday, November 17
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Release/Reuptake Paper Discussion
Instructor: Robert Edwards

Monday, November 20
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Plasticity
Instructor: Roger Nicoll

Wednesday, November 22
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Plasticity Paper Discussion
Instructor: Roger Nicoll

Friday, November 24
NO CLASS
Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 27
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: GPCR Pharmacology 1
Instructor: Mark von Zastrow

Wednesday, November 29
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: GPCR Pharmacology 2
Instructor: Mark von Zastrow

Friday, December 1
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Receptor Pharmacology Paper Discussion
Instructor: Mark von Zastrow

Monday, December 4
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Cable properties, passive integration
Instructor: Kevin Bender

Wednesday, December 6
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Active integration
Instructor: Kevin Bender

Friday, December 8
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: Cellular integration paper
Instructor: Kevin Bender

Monday, December 11
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: MH-2100
Topic: EXAM