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BIBB 030-301 Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Marc A. Dichter FAGN 112 TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM The human brain is clearly the most complicated and magical organ in the body. We don't completely understand how it works, but we do know, unfortunately, fora variety of reasons, the human brain is prone to failure, either by acute injury, chronic degeneration, genetic flaws in its composition, or unknown disturbances in its behavior. Diseases of the brain can take many forms but are all uniformly devastating for individuals, families, and our society, and are also very costly. This course will explore the ways in which various brain disorders (both neurological and psychiatric) manifest themselves and discuss their underlying neurobiological mechanisms. In addition, the social and economic inpact of these diseases in society will be considered, as well as some well publicized political issues surrounding many of these brain disorders. Course is available to Freshmen.
Freshman Seminar
BIBB 050-301 Forensic Neuroscience Daniel D. Langleben LLAB 109 W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM Progress in behavioral neuroscience and brain imaging techniques, such as functional and structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has forced the courts to reconsider the role of behavioral sciences in courtroom decision-making. The goal of this course is to enable students to understand and interpret the use of behaviorial neuro evidence in the justice system. The course will introduce the students to the relevant behavioral neuroscience constructs, principles of brain imaging and rules of scientific evidence. Students will be asked to use this introductory knowledge to critically evaluate the use of brain imaging and other behavioral neuroscience techniques as evidence in representative legal cases. For each case, students will serve as neuroscience experts for the defense or prosecution and prepare, present and defend their testimony against the opposing team. Through this course, students will develop the ability to critically evaluate brain imaging and other neuroscience data in forensic and legal settings. Course is available to Freshmen.
Freshman Seminar
For Freshmen Only
BIBB 109-401 Intro To Brain & Behav Judith Mclean LEVN AUD MWF 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIOL109401, PSYC109401 Living World Sector Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-402 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Barnes Gallagher Lowell Jannuzi LLAB 104 T 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIOL109402, PSYC109402 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-403 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Delaney Kay Fischer LLAB 104 T 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIOL109403, PSYC109403 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-404 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Leah Jean Middleton LLAB 104 T 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIOL109404, PSYC109404 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-405 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Melanie Dawn Schaffler LLAB 104 T 01:30 PM-03:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIOL109405, PSYC109405 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-406 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Emma Catherine Janke LLAB 104 R 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIOL109406, PSYC109406 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-407 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Xiaomao Ding LLAB 104 R 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIOL109407, PSYC109407 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-408 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Luigim Vargas Cifuentes LLAB 104 R 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIOL109408, PSYC109408 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-409 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Greer Elizabeth Prettyman LLAB 104 R 01:30 PM-03:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIOL109409, PSYC109409 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-601 Intro To Brain & Behav Judith Mclean WILL 421 MW 04:30 PM-06:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. Living World Sector Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
BIBB 109-602 Introduction To Brain and Behavior LLAB 104 T 04:30 PM-06:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-603 Introduction To Brain and Behavior LLAB 104 R 04:30 PM-06:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 160-001 Abcs Everyday Neurosc Loretta Marie Flanagan-Cato MCNB 285 TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM This course is an opportunity for undergraduates to share their interest and enthusiasm for neuroscience with students in grades 9-12 attending urban public schools in West Philadelphia. The course will allow Penn students to develop their science communication and teaching skills. Students will prepare neuroscience demonstrations, hands-on activities, and assessment tools. In parallel, the course aims to engage local high school students, increasing their interest and knowledge in science, and ultimately promoting lifelong science literacy. An Academically Based Community Serv Course
BIBB 231-401 Evolution of Behavior Yun Ding
Marc F. Schmidt
LEVN AUD TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM The evolution of social behavior in animals, with special emphasis on group formation, cooperation among kin, mating systems, territoriality and communication. BIOL231401, PSYC231401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIBB231401
BIBB 249-401 Cognitive Neuroscience Gulce N Dikecligil COLL 200 TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM The study of the neuronal systems that underlie human perception, memory and language; and of the pathological syndromes that result from damage to these systems. PSYC149401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIBB249401
BIBB 251-401 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan
Marc F. Schmidt
LEVN AUD MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIOL251401 Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIBB251401
BIBB 251-402 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Rahul Sood LLAB 117 W 06:00 PM-07:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIOL251402 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIBB 251-403 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Shankar P Pattabhiraman LLAB 117 R 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIOL251403 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-404 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Phuong Thi Tam Nguyen LLAB 117 R 01:30 PM-03:00 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIOL251404 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-405 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Sabrina Dasilva LLAB 117 R 06:00 PM-07:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIOL251405 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-406 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Jacob Khan Sterling LLAB 117 F 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIOL251406 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-407 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Rachel Dvorak LLAB 117 F 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIOL251407 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-408 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Nicholas Paleologos LLAB 117 F 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIOL251408 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 269-001 Autonomic Physiology Jennifer N. Heerding LEVN AUD TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM This course will introduce the student to the functioning of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is critically involved in the maintenance of body homeostasis through regulation of behavior and physiology. The course will begin with a review of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ANS including the sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric divisions. The mechanisms by which the ANS regulates peripheral tissues will be discussed, including reflex and regulatory functions, as will the effect of drugs which modulate ANS activity. The role of the ANS in regulating behavior will be addressed in the context of thirst, salt appetite and food intake. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIBB269001
BIBB 270-401 Drugs, Brain, and Mind Michael J Kane ANNS 110 TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM The course will begin with a review of basic concepts in pharmacology including: routes of drug administration, drug metabolism, the dose response curve, tolerance and sensitization. Following a brief overview of cellular foundations of neuropharmacology (neuronal biology, synaptic and receptor function), the course will focus on several neurotransmitter systems and the molecular and behavioral mechanisms mediating the mind-altering, additive and neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia and anxiety with an emphasis on their underlying neurobiological causes, as well as the pharmacological approaches for treatment. PSYC225401
BIBB 310-101 Nervous Systems Lab Judith Mclean LLAB 104 W 01:00 PM-04:00 PM A laboratory course designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental gross and histological organization of the brain. The mammalian brain will be dissected and its microscopic anatomy examined using standard slide sets. Comparative brain material will be introduced, where appropriate, to demonstrate basic structural-functional correlations. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIBB310101
BIBB 334-401 Comp. Neuro. Lab Nicole Rust LLAB 109 TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM This course will focus on computational neuroscience from the combined perspective of data collection, data analysis, and computational modeling. These issues will be explored through lectures as well as Matlab-based tutorials and exercises. The course requires no prior knowledge of computer programming and a limited math background, but familiarity with some basic statistical concepts will be assumed. The course is an ideal preparation for students interested in participating in a more independent research experience in one of the labs on campus. For the Spring 2019 semester, the course will focus on the topic of visual memory. PSYC434401
BIBB 429-401 Seminar Human Memory Michael J. Kahana GLAB 100 R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM PSYC429401 Permission Needed From Instructor
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BIBB 466-401 Mol Gen of Neuro Disease Nancy M. Bonini LLAB 109 TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM This course will focus on the molecular basis of neurological diseases, exploring in detail key papers that cover topics including defining the disease genes, development of animal models that provide mechanistic insight, and seminal findings that reveal molecular understanding. Diseases covered will include neurological diseases of great focus today such as Alzheimer's, Fragile-X and autism, dementia, motor neuron degeneration, and microsatellite repeat expansion disorders. The course will provide a perspective from initial molecular determination through current status. Students will gain an understanding of how the molecular basis of a disease is discovered (from classical genetics to modern genomics) and how such diseases can be modeled in simple genetic systems for mechanistic insight. The course will be comprised of lectures with detailed analysis of primary literature and in-class activities. Grading will be based on class participation, exams, and written papers. BIOL466401
BIBB 469-601 Stress Neuroscience Brian Corbett
Jennifer N. Heerding
GLAB 102 T 04:30 PM-07:30 PM Stress can be caused by a variety of conditions, ranging from low-level noise in the workplace to life-threatening situations and these stressors can cause changes in the physiology and behavior of individuals. This course will examine the neural mechanisms underlying physiological and emotional responses to stress in a journal club format. Topics to be covered include anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, the differential effects of stress on males and females, the physiological effects of stress on the immune system and feeding behavior, the effects of maternal stress on offspring as well as strategies to mitigate the effects of stress. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIBB469601
BIBB 470-301 Animal Model N-Psyc Dis Michael J Kane GLAB 102 MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM This seminar will focus on the significant role of animal models in the investigation of the pathophysiology of a variety of human neuropsychiatric disorders as well as in the development of treatments for these disorders. The course will focus on the use of genetically modified mice in the investigation of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), anxiety and affective disorders, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with an emphasis on the limitations of such models. Class time will consist of short lectures and open discussions via student-led presentations. Emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis of primary literature. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIBB470301
BIBB 475-601 Neurodegenerative Diseas Nedra Lexow CAST A17 M 05:00 PM-08:00 PM This course will familiarize students with advances in our understanding of the clinical features and pathogenesis of a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, prion diseases, Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonisms, neurodegenerative ataxias, motoneuron diseases, degenerative diseases with chorea, iron and copper disorders, and mitochondrial diseases. Students will analyze original research reports on a range of proposed pathological cellular processes that may represent steps in cell dealth pathways leading to neuron loss seen in these diseases. Significant emphasis will be placed on the fast-expanding fieldexploring genetic contributions to neurodegenerative disease, as identification of genetic mutations pathogenenic for familial neurodegenerative diseases has been a major driving force in neurodegenerative research and pointed researchers towards essential molecular process that may underlie these disorders. Strategies for therapeutic intervention in the management, prevention, and cure of neurodegenerative disease will be addressed. Course Must Be Taken For A Grade https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIBB475601
BIBB 480-301 Bio Basis Psychia Disord Nedra Lexow CAST A17 M 01:00 PM-04:00 PM The contributions of basic sciences (neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuropharmacology) to an understanding of behavior and behavioral disorders will be covered and important psychiatric disorders will be discussed, primarily from the viewpoint of their biological aspects. Emphasis will be placed on critical evaluation of research strategies and hypotheses. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIBB480301