Middlebury

NSCI 0345

Neurodevelopment

Neurodevelopment
The generation of the nervous system is an intricate, stepwise process involving the coordinated action of progenitor cells, organizing centers, and signaling pathways. Drawing examples from vertebrate and invertebrate neurodevelopment, we will examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in generating a healthy, functioning nervous system. Topics will range from early embryonic events (neural induction, patterning) through mid-gestation (neurogenesis, gliogenesis) and later stage processes (axon guidance, synaptogenesis). Students will also gain an appreciation for the emerging role of activity-dependent plasticity in neurodevelopment and how developmental processes become compromised in disease. (NSCI 251; open to NSCI majors only, others by approval) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Neuroscience
Department:
Prog in Neuroscience
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI

Sections

Fall 2021

NSCI0345A-F21 Lecture (Cave)

Fall 2020

NSCI0345A-F20 Lecture (Cave)

Fall 2019

NSCI0345A-F19 Lecture (Cave)

Spring 2019

NSCI0345A-S19 Lecture (Cave)