Molecular Cell Biology (Fall Semester). J. Cooper. See website.
Lectures Tu Th 8:30-10:00am
Discussions W 3:00-4:00pm
| Bio 5571
Cellular Neurobiology. P. Taghert. See website
Lectures Tu Th 10:30am-12:00 pm - FLTC 201
Discussions Wed 3:00-4:00 pm - 455 McD Sci and 3706 West Bldg.
Demonstrations Mon Tu 1:30-3:30 (various locations
1st Year Fundamentals (Spring Semester) Paul Shaw
Lectures Fri 11:00am-12:30pm
| Bio 5651
|| Neural Systems (Spring Semester,).
Lectures M W F -9:00-10:30; Labs W - 1:00-4:00. See website.
| Bio 5565
|| Oral Presentation of Scientific
Data (Fall Semester)
| Bio 5011
|| Ethics and Research Science
| Bio 5915
|| Teaching Practice in Biology
& Biomedical Sciences (one semester as assigned)
| Topics in Neural
Engineering: Sensorimotor Systems and Computations.Basic physiological organization and
function on quantitative/engineering approaches
to their study
| Bio 5663
|| Neurobiology of Disease. B. Schlagger. See website on the
neuroscience of nervous system disorders.
| Bio 5283
|| Developmental & Genetic
Perspective of Notch Signaling. (Fall Semester)
Review all that we know, starting with classical
genetics, through biochemistry, to all the forgotten
neurogenic genes. Survey the systems in which Notch
acts and what it does.
| Bio 5657 / BME 572
|| Biological Neural Computation.
(Springl Semester) B. Raman. Examines the
physiological bases of computations made by ion
channels, synapses, dendrites, neurons, and neuronal
The Cognitive, Computational, and Systems Neuroscience
Curriculum Pathway (CCSN) is a specialized curriculum
that is available to students who are pursuing the Ph.D.
degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, or Neural Engineering
(this includes students in the MSTP program who are
seeking a Ph.D. in one of these areas). Traditional
anatomical, physiological, and behavioral techniques
are combined with cutting-edge engineering approaches
to non-invasive neuroimaging as well as computational
strategies essential for modeling brain function. The
CCSN curriculum helps students develop the critical
thinking skills necessary to tackle problems using interdisciplinary
|Bio 5087/Psych 5087
||Cognitive Psychology Proseminar, Jeff Zacks
||Advanced CCSN (Fall Semester) Todd Braver
|Bio 472/BME 572
||Biological Neural Computation, Barani Raman
||CCSN Project Building (Spring Semester) Kurt Thoroughman
The Imaging Sciences Pathway offers additional training in the principles of imaging and its use in studying the brain and body.
Several institutions offer superb advanced laboratory
and semester courses during the summer. We encourage
students and fellows to take advantage of these courses.
Support is available from the Merlie Fellowship.
John Merlie was an eminent molecular neurobiologist
who joined the faculty at Washington University in 1982
and was an active member of the neuroscience graduate
program until his death in 1995. Following his death,
numerous friends and colleagues contributed to a fund
established in his name. The aim was to provide support
for program activities, with emphasis on graduate training.
In deciding how to use the fund, his colleagues and
widow took account of the facts that he was a superb
mentor, generously provided training opportunities to
students from other laboratories, and taught in the
Neurobiology course at Woods Hole. Accordingly, it was
decided to establish a Fellowship that would help make
it possible for young neuroscientists to visit other
laboratories or institutions, in order to obtain advanced
training in topics and methods not readily available
at Washington University.