Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session
Recitations: 1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session
Course 9.16 (Undergraduate) and Couse 9.161 (Graduate) meet together. An additional project is required for graduate credit.
- 9.01 for undergraduate students.
- 9.011 for graduate students.
- Lecture 1.5 hr. and Recitation 1.5 hr.
- Surveys the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal communication.
- Covers ion channels in excitable membrane, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity.
- Correlates the properties of ion channels and synaptic transmission with their physiological function such as learning and memory.
- Discusses the organization principles for the formation of functional neural networks at synapse and cellular levels.
- 3 Problem sets
- Lab Project
- Class will be split into three groups; sign-up sheet will be provided in ses #8.
- Class participation
- Participation and presentation in class
- Graduate students only: final project
- Final exam
- Johnston, and Wu. Foundations of Cellular Neurophysiology. MIT Press.
- Hille. Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes, 3rd Edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc.
- Levitan, and Kaczmarek. The Neuron. Oxford University Press.