BIOS 517 Cognitive Neuroscience (4)
Prereq: BIOS 415. Neural basis of higher-order processes in vertebrates: learning and memory, perception, attention, emotion, consciousness
BIOS 518 Methods in Computational Neuroscience (4)
Prereq: BIOS 414. Lecture, discussion, and computer lab. Introduction to mathematical and computational techniques for modeling single neurons and networks of neurons. Cable theory; Rall's model; compartmental models; introduction to available software for simulating neurons and networks of neurons; modeling of action potentails, Hodgkin-Huxley equations, synaptic conductances, and voltage-dependent conductances; Hebbian synapses; synaptic modification rules; quantal analysis; neural networks. Students are expected to complete a simulation project using one of the available software packages.
BIOS 507 Developmental Biology (4)
Mechanisms of animal development at tissue, cellular, and molecular levels of organization, with emphasis on experimental approaches.
BIOS 609 Biological Instrumentation (5)
Introduction to biological instrumentation including basic digital and analog electronic circuits, sensors, and data acquisition techniques.
BIOS 542 Principles of Physiology I (3)
Function of animal cells and organs emphasizing the physical and chemical principles underlying physiological processes. Focus on membrane properties of excitable and nonexcitable cells, chemical messengers and regulators, fluid balance, and nutrient balance.
BIOS 543 Principles of Physiology II (3)
Physiological processes underlying locomotion, sensation, behavior, circulation, gas exchange, and temperature relations.
BIOS 554 Principles of Physiology I Laboratory (2)
Prereq: BIOS 542 or concurrent. Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the experimental basis of principles covered in 542
BIOS 555 Principles of Physiology II Laboratory (2)
Prereq: BIOS 543 or concurrent. Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the experimental basis of principles covered in 543.
BIOS 710 Advances in Signal Transduction (5)
Prereq: CHEM 592. Covers the concepts of and recent advances in biochemistry and molecular biology of inter- and intracellular signal transduction.
BIOS 750A Muscle Biology (1-5)
Topics in muscle structure, function, development, disease, and relationship with nervous system. Different aspects of muscle biology covered each term, and topics chosen on basis of need or requests of interested students.
BIOS 880B Techniques in Electron Microscopy (6)
Principles and methods for preparation of biological specimens for ultrastructural analysis and research, and some associated techniques. Instruction in microscope operation and maintenance and darkroom techniques. Lab project and paper required.
MCB 720 Molecular Biology (4)
Prereq: CHEM 5590. Introduction to the basic concepts and techniques used in molecular biology. Topics include nucleic acid and chromatin structure, replication, recombination, the processes of transcription and translation and their regulation, plasmids, viruses, transposable elements, and techniques used in molecular biology.
MCB 730 Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory (4)
Prereq: MCB 720 and PBIO 531. Exposes the MCB student to a wide variety of laboratory techniques used in the broad field of molecular and cellular biology by allowing the student to carry out these techniques in the laboratory.
MCB 760 Advanced Cell Biology (4)
Prereq: CHEM 592. A discussion of current research directions in cell biology. Topics include, but are not limited to, protein transport and targeting, cell cycle, membrane transport and excitability, and cellular differentiation. Emphasis on current research directions of these topics.
CHEM 590 General Biochemistry I (4)
Protein chemistry, enzymology, and nucleic acid chemistry.
CHEM 591 General Biochemistry II (4)
Prereq: 590. Bioenergetics, metabolism, and metabolic control systems.
CHEM 592 General Biochemistry III (4)
Prereq: 591. Study of integrated molecular systems in biology.
CS 590N C++ for non-computer science majors (4)
Designed to teach the C++ language to technically able students with previous programming experience who are not majoring in computer science.
EE 667 Introduction to Neural Networks (3)
Prereq: EE 571. Fundamentals of artificial neural networks, training algorithms, software and hardware ANN products, and current ANN research trends.
CS 520N Organization of Programming languages (5)
Formal definition of programming languages, including specification of syntax and semantics.