Physiology and Biophysics

Courses

Required Courses:

  • Neuro 501: Intro to Neurobiology
  • PBIO/Neuro 504: Biophysics of Nerve, Muscle, and Synapse
  • PBIO/Neuro 545: Quantitative Methods in Neuroscience
  • Neuro 502: Intro to Neurobiology
  • Pbio 508: Lab Rotations (x3)
  • 6 departmental mini-courses
  • Pbio 513: Teaching Physiology (2 quarter TA requirement)
  • Pbio 600: Independent Research (before General Exam)
  • Pbio 800: Doctoral Dissertation (after General Exam)

Highly Recommended course:

  • Neuro 503: Cognitive and Integrative Neurobiology

Mini-courses:

  • Pbio/Neuro 509: Neuroendocrinology
  • Pbio/Neuro 548: Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity
  • Pbio/Neuro 550: Biophysics of Calcium Signaling
  • Pbio/Neuro 551: Mouse Models of Disease
  • Pbio/Neuro 552: Synaptic Integration
  • Pbio/Neuro 553: Learning & Memory: Synapses & Systems
  • Pbio/Neuro 554: Motor Learning: Cellular & Network Mechanisms
  • Pbio/Neuro 555: Sensory Receptors
  • Pbio/Neuro 556: Axon Pathfinding
  • Pbio/Neuro 557: Ion Channel Gating
  • Pbio/Neuro 558: Dendrites
  • Pbio/Neuro 559: Neurobiology of Disease
  • Pbio/Neuro 561: Molecular Motors

Systems neuroscience:

  • Pbio/Neuro 545: Quantitative Methods in Neuroscience
  • Pbio/Neuro 553: Learning & Memory: Synapses & Systems
  • Pbio/Neuro 554: Motor Learning: Cellular & Network Mechanisms
  • Pbio/Neuro 552: Synaptic Integration
  • Conj 534: Selected Problems in Nervous System Development
  • Psych 437: Motor Development
  • Psych 460: Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Psych 504: Behavioral Neuroscience

Computational neuroscience:

  • Pbio/Neuro 545: Quantitative Methods in Neuroscience
  • Pbio/Neuro 552: Synaptic Integration
  • Pbio/Neuro 553: Learning & Memory: Synapses & Systems
  • Pbio/Neuro 554: Motor Learning: Cellular & Network Mechanisms
  • Pbio/Neuro 555: Sensory Receptors
  • CSE 527: Computational Biology
  • CSE 528: Computational Neuroscience
  • CSE 590: Special Topics in Computational Biology
  • Genome 540: Intro to Computational Molecular Biology
  • AMATH 383 Introduction to Continuous Mathematical Modeling
  • AMATH 410 Introduction to Computational Biology and Chemistry
  • AMATH 422 Introduction to Mathematical Biology
  • AMATH 423 Mathematical Biology: Stochastic Models
  • AMATH 503 Mathematical Biology I
  • AMATH 504 Mathematical Biology II
  • AMATH 521 Special Topics in Mathematical Biology
  • AMATH 574 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
  • AMATH 581 Scientific Computing
  • AMATH 592 Special Topics in Stochastic Analysis and Modeling
  • PHYS 525 Statistical Mechanics

Cell and molecular biophysics:

  • Pbio/Neuro 550: Biophysics of Calcium Signaling
  • Pbio/Neuro 555: Sensory Receptors
  • Pbio/Neuro 557: Ion Channel Gating
  • Pbio/Neuro 558: Dendrites
  • Pbio/Neuro 561: Molecular Motors
  • Conj 533: The Dynamic Chromosome
  • Conj 536: Experimental Design in Cell Biology
  • CSE 590RR: Introduction to Computational Neuroscience
  • Biol 401: Advanced Cell Biology
  • Genome 540: Intro to Computational Molecular Biology
  • AMATH 423 Mathematical Biology: Stochastic Models
  • PHYS 525 Statistical Mechanics

Molecular physiology and neurobiology:

  • Pbio/Neuro 509: Neuroendocrinology
  • Pbio/Neuro 551: Mouse Models of Disease
  • Pbio/Neuro 556: Axon Pathfinding
  • Pbio/Neuro 561: Molecular Motors
  • Conj 533: The Dynamic Chromosome
  • Conj 534: Selected Problems in Nervous System Development
  • Conj 536: Experimental Design in Cell Biology
  • Conj 541: Molecular Biology of Cellular Processes
  • Conj 542: Development
  • Biol 401: Advanced Cell Biology
  • Biol 581: Neurobiology
  • Genome 540: Intro to Computational Molecular Biology

Cardiorespiratory physiology:

  • Pbio 518: Research Topics in Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Pbio/Neuro 550: Biophysics of Calcium Signaling
  • Pbio/Neuro 551: Mouse Models of Disease
  • Pbio/Neuro 557: Ion Channel Gating
  • Pbio/Neuro 561: Molecular Motors
  • Conj 536: Experimental Design in Cell Biology
  • Conj 541: Molecular Biology of Cellular Processes

Endocrinology:

  • Pbio 509/Neuro 540: Neuroendocrinology
  • Biol 465: Comparative Endocrinology

Other courses of interest:

  • Neuro 510: Seminar in Neurobiology
  • Biochem 440: Intro to Biochemistry
  • Bioen 599: Intro to Tech Commercialization
  • Bioen 599: Frontiers in Nanotechnology
  • Chem 452: Physical Chemistry for Biochemists
  • MSE 498: Science & Tech of Nanostructures
  • TC 440: Science Writing
  • TC 509: The Scientific Article
  • TC 541: Science and Technology Writing