Neuronal Signaling Pathways

Course Number: 
PHCOL 530
Course Type: 
Elective
Currently Offered: 
Yes
Credits: 
2
Quarter: 
Winter
Meeting Time: 
W 3:00-5:00
Location: 
UW
Instructor (MCB Faculty): 
Storm, Daniel
Course Description: 

Advanced consideration of the molecular events between drug or hormone binding to receptors and the resulting responses. Emphasizes roles played by signal transduction pathways in regulation of synaptic plasticity, memory formation, neuronal apoptosis, and developmental neurobiology.

Course requirements, examinations and grading: 

 

Each student will give two presentations during the quarter covering assigned papers. Emphasis on small group discussion of the papers.

Course Web Site: http://courses.washington.edu/phcol529/index.shtml

 

Sample Schedule:

Week Topic
  1 Rapid signaling mechanisms at the membrane surface
  2
Calcium channels and short-term synaptic plasticity
  3 Roles of NO/ cGMP in neuronal function
  4 Neuronal regulation of reproduction in the HPA
  5 Chemosensory Mechanisms
  6 Mechanisms for Memory Formation - 1
  7 Mechanisms for Memory Formation - 2
  8 Organization of signaling complexes in neuron membranes
  9 Molecular and cellular basis of neurogenesis
 10 Molecular basis of neurodegeneration
Areas of Interest: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Areas of Interest: 
Neuroscience
Elective Area: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions