This course involves a theoretical and a hands-on cellular neuroscience laboratory component. Advanced systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience techniques will be covered within the context of understanding how the brain processes complex behaviour. Practical experience on brain slicing, immunohistochemistry and cell counting will feature in the completion of a lab project examining the cellular mechanisms underlying schizophrenia-like behavioural deficits. These experiments do not involve contact with animals.
Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Neuroscience Cellular/Molecular stream.
Students enrolled in the Major program in Neuroscience will be admitted as space permits.