Jonathan T. Ting
Weekly journal club in neurobiology. Students read and discuss original research articles in neurobiology, centered around a specific topic each quarter. Prerequisite: BIOL 220. Credit/no-credit only.
This section of the Undergraduate Neurobiology Journal Club will focus on the most recent advances in the imaging of synapses that have led to provacative and important discoveries in Neuroscience. The course will cover 4 main topics: (1) History of imaging synapses, (2) Electron Microscopy for 3-dimensional reconstructions of synapses, (3) FM dye-based imaging of functional release sites, and (4) Genetically encoded fluorescent proteins for in vivo imaging applications.
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