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Injury to the human nervous system can cause lasting impairment, but non-mammalian animals have prodigious capacity to regenerate neurons, regrow axons, and repair scars. What accounts for these differences? Regeneration can occur in multiple modes: replacement of injured neurons, repairs such as axonal regrowth to reconnect to a target structure, or repurposing existing neurons for new tasks through neural plasticity. We will explore the molecular foundations that underlie neuronal proliferation, neural plasticity, and inflammatory responses. We will consider the potential for translating these findings to inform treatments for humans who suffer from neural injury or neurodegenerative disease. Class discussions will focus on readings from the primary literature.
Format: seminar; Discussion, 3 hours per week
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
Evaluation will be based on class participation, brief weekly responses, and four short research proposals.
BIOL 212/NSCI 201 or permission of instructor.
Biology seniors who have not yet taken a 400 level course and Neuroscience senior concentrators who need a Group A elective.
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
NSCI Group A Electives