NSCI 0251


Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Neurons are the building blocks of complex circuits that underlie perception and behavior. In this course we will examine the molecular and cellular basis of neuron structure and function. The topics include the molecular and cellular basis of action potential propagation, the molecular biology of synaptic transmission, the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, and the molecular mechanisms of sensory transduction. Laboratory exercises will train students in commonly used neurobiology techniques and engage students in novel investigations. (BIOL 0145 (Note: AP credit in biology cannot be used to satisfy this requirement) Open to neuroscience majors, nonmajors by waiver; Not open to seniors). 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.
Prog in Neuroscience
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Spring 2025

NSCI0251A-S25 Lecture
NSCI0251Y-S25 Lab
NSCI0251Z-S25 Lab

Fall 2024

NSCI0251A-F24 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251Y-F24 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251Z-F24 Lab (Crocker)

Spring 2024

NSCI0251A-S24 Lecture (Cave)
NSCI0251B-S24 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251W-S24 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251X-S24 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251Y-S24 Lab (Cave)
NSCI0251Z-S24 Lab (Cave)

Fall 2023

NSCI0251A-F23 Lecture (Cave)
NSCI0251Y-F23 Lab (Cave)
NSCI0251Z-F23 Lab (Cave)

Spring 2023

NSCI0251A-S23 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251B-S23 Lecture (Spritzer)
NSCI0251W-S23 Lab (Spritzer)
NSCI0251X-S23 Lab (Spritzer)
NSCI0251Y-S23 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251Z-S23 Lab (Crocker)

Fall 2022

NSCI0251A-F22 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251Y-F22 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251Z-F22 Lab (Crocker)

Spring 2022

NSCI0251A-S22 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251Y-S22 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251Z-S22 Lab (Crocker)

Fall 2021

NSCI0251B-F21 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251C-F21 Lecture (Hsiang)
NSCI0251V-F21 Lab (Hsiang)
NSCI0251W-F21 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251X-F21 Lab (Crocker)

Spring 2021

NSCI0251A-S21 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251B-S21 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251Y-S21 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251Z-S21 Lab (Crocker)

Fall 2020

NSCI0251A-F20 Lecture (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251B-F20 Lecture (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251X-F20 Lab (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251Y-F20 Lab (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251Z-F20 Lab (Ernstrom)

Spring 2020

NSCI0251A-S20 Lecture (Cave)
NSCI0251Y-S20 Lab (Cave)
NSCI0251Z-S20 Lab (Cave)

Fall 2019

NSCI0251A-F19 Lecture (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251B-F19 Lecture (Coe)
NSCI0251W-F19 Lab (Coe)
NSCI0251X-F19 Lab (Coe)
NSCI0251Y-F19 Lab (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251Z-F19 Lab (Ernstrom)

Spring 2019

NSCI0251A-S19 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251Y-S19 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251Z-S19 Lab (Crocker)

Fall 2018

NSCI0251A-F18 Lecture (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251Y-F18 Lab (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251Z-F18 Lab (Ernstrom)

Spring 2018

NSCI0251A-S18 Lecture (Basso)
NSCI0251Y-S18 Lab (Basso)
NSCI0251Z-S18 Lab (Basso)

Fall 2017

NSCI0251A-F17 Lecture (Spritzer)
NSCI0251Y-F17 Lab (Spritzer)
NSCI0251Z-F17 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2017

NSCI0251A-S17 Lecture (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251Y-S17 Lab (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251Z-S17 Lab (Ernstrom)

Fall 2016

NSCI0251A-F16 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251Y-F16 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251Z-F16 Lab (Crocker)

Spring 2016

NSCI0251A-S16 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0251Y-S16 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0251Z-S16 Lab (Crocker)

Fall 2015

NSCI0251A-F15 Lecture (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251Y-F15 Lab (Ernstrom)
NSCI0251Z-F15 Lab (Ernstrom)