Neurobiology of Disease - NEURO530

Covers some of the important and tractable disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system

Course Directors: Ron Davis and Baoji Xu
Term: Spring (every other year)
Credits: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course will cover some of the important and tractable disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system. It will expose students to the incidence, clinical symptomology and the pathophysiology of the various disorders. There will be a large focus on the known or suspected mechanisms for the disorders, incorporating biochemical, molecular, cellular, genetic and circuitry causes and/or susceptibility factors. The course will also include discussions of current pharmacology, emphasizing targets that offer themselves as possible diagnostics, preventatives, and therapies. The major disorders to be discussed include the neurological diseases—Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and ALS; and the psychiatric disorders—schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ASD and intellectual disability.

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