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    Macalester College
  Feb 23, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 356 - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

A study of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the biological basis of behavior. While particular emphasis is placed on the molecular and cellular components of the nervous system, these components are the foundation for the analysis of various systems. Discussion topics may include the role of neurotransmitters, neuromodulators and receptors in learning and memory, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and drug addiction. The laboratory will be used to introduce major research techniques in neurobiology. These techniques will be used in independently designed research projects. Three lecture hours and one four-hour laboratory per week. Spring semester. Prerequisite(s):   ,  , CHEM 211 , and BIOL 367  or PSYC 248  or permission of instructor. (4 Credits)