Robert A Steiner
P BIO 509
Emphasizes the cellular and molecular aspects of several topics in neuroendocrinology, including neuropeptide genes, reproduction, steroid hormone regulation of gene expression, mechanisms of hormone action, endocrine rhythms, and neural oscillations. Prerequisite: either BIOL 201, BIOL 202, and BIOL 203, or BIOL 180, BIOL 200, and BIOL 220; BIOC 440, BIOC 441, BIOC 442 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with NEUBEH 541; W, odd years.
A course dealing with the mechanisms by which the brain governs pituitary and other endocrine functions in the body. Topics include reproduction; growth hormone regulation; vasopressin and oxytociin; neuropeptide synthesis and signalling, circadian rhythms; sexual behavior; feeding behavior; steriod hormone action.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture / socratic dialogue format
General Biology and Biochemistry
Class assignments and grading
Reading reviews and original literature
Grades are assigned on the basis of a take-home writing project and a final exam