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  • Neuroscience or required for admission to graduate study in Neuroscience orThe School of Science and Engineering related graduate programs. This curriculum also enables the student to pursue medical training, possibly specializing in an areaNeuroscience related to Neuroscience.Office: 3039 Percival Stern Hall A Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience requires nine credits ofPhone: (504) 862-3305 or (504) 314-7548 core courses, 9 credits of elective courses, three credits ofFax: (504) 862-8744 laboratory courses, and 30 credits of co-requisite courses inWebsite: www.tulane.edu/~neurosci/neurosci.html biology, psychology, chemistry, and physics totaling 51 credits. AtEmail: brain@tulane.edu or bwee@tulane.edu least six of the elective lecture credits and one of the laboratory credits must be taken from the list of Neuroscience courses.Program Administrators A student majoring in Neuroscience is strongly encouraged toGary Dohanich, Psychology pursue research in laboratories on the Main Campus or at theJeffrey Tasker, Cell and Molecular Biology Health Sciences Center as an independent study and/or an honors thesis. An independent study or honors thesis may fulfill one of theBeth Wee, Neuroscience Program three required laboratory courses.Program Faculty Required Core Courses (nine credits)Andrei Belousov, Cell and Molecular Biology NSCI/PSYC 367 Brain and BehaviorPaul Colombo, Psychology NSCI/CELL 331 Cellular NeuroscienceDavid Corey, Psychology NSCI/CELL 332 Systems NeurosciencePeter Cserjesi, Cell and Molecular Biology Elective Neuroscience Courses (minimum six credits)Jill Daniel, Psychology NSCI/LING 411 Brain and LanguageEdward Golob, Psychology NSCI/CELL 434 Neurobiology of DiseaseHarry Howard, Linguistics NSCI/CELL 435 Developmental NeurobiologyFiona Inglis, Cell and Molecular Biology NSCI/CELL 437 Molecular NeurobiologyLaura Schrader, Cell and Molecular Biology NSCI 600 Methods in NeuroscienceMAJOR NSCI/PSYC 651 Biological PsychologyA major in Neuroscience allows a student to pursue an NSCI/PSYC 653 Psychopharmacologyinterdepartmental curriculum that focuses on the role of thenervous system in regulating physiological and behavioral NSCI/PSYC 655 Behavioral Neuroendocrinologyfunctions. Neuroscience combines many traditional fields of study NSCI/PSYC 657 Cognitive Neuroscienceincluding Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, andPhysiology. The field of Neuroscience encompasses a broad NSCI/PSYC 659 Stress and Traumadomain that ranges from the cellular and molecular control of brain NSCI/CELL 663 Cellular Neurophysiologycells to the regulation of responses in whole organisms. CELL 655 Synaptic Organization of the BrainThe student majoring in Neuroscience fulfills the standardrequirements of a premedical curriculum, which is recommended 2
  • Neuroscience Neuroscience PSYC 333 Abnormal PsychologyElective Laboratory Courses (minimum of three labs) PSYC 368 Comparative Animal BehaviorCELL 211 General Biology Lab PSYC 611 Psychological Applications of Univariate Statistics IICELL 302 Cell Biology Lab Corequisite Courses (30 credits)CELL 312 Molecular Biology LabCELL 411 Cells and Tissues (Lecture/Lab) CELL 101 General Biology CHEM 107/117 General ChemistryCELL 413 Embryology (Lecture/Lab) CHEM 108/118 General ChemistryEXSS 303/313 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture/Lab) CHEM 241/243 Organic ChemistryEXSS 304/314 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture/Lab) CHEM 242/244 Organic ChemistryPSYC 313 Experimental Psych (Lecture/Lab) PHYS 121 or 131 General PhysicsPSYC 369 Experimental Animal Behavior (Lecture/Lab) PHYS 122 or 132 General PhysicsNSCI/CELL 334 Neuroanatomy Lab PSYC 100, 101, or 102 Introductory PsychologyNSCI 601 Methods in Neuroscience LabNSCI/PSYC 652 Biological Psychology Lab REQUIRED CORE COURSESNSCI/PSYC 654 Psychopharmacology Lab NSCI 331 Cellular Neuroscience (3) Prof. Tasker. Prerequisite: CELL 101. In-depth coverage of theNSCI/PSYC 656 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Lab basic principles of cellular neuroscience, including the biophysicalNSCI/PSYC 658 Cognitive Neuroscience Lab basis of the membrane potential, action potential generation and propagation, and synaptic signaling. Students also will beNSCI/PSYC 660 Stress and Trauma Lab introduced to the synaptic organization of higher neural systems,Independent Study or Honors Thesis may count as one lab course. such as the visual, auditory and somatic sensory systems. Same as CELL 331.Elective Lecture Courses (minimum of three credits) NSCI 332 Systems Neuroscience (3)CELL 205 Genetics Prof. Schrader. Prerequisite: CELL 101 or approval of instructor.CELL 301 Cell Biology The subject of this course is the human nervous system, its anatomy, connectivity, and function. Discusses the normalCELL 311 Molecular Biology structure of the nervous system and the relationship of thatCELL 321 Cellular Physiology structure to physiological function. The course is taught from a practical, clinical point of view and is intended to prepare studentsCELL 401 Cellular Biochemistry for further study in the neurosciences. Same as CELL 332.CELL 416 Developmental Biology NSCI 367 Brain and Behavior (3)CELL 608 Advanced Developmental and Cell Biology II Prof. Colombo, Prof. Daniel, Prof. Wee. Prerequisite: PSYC 100, H101 or 102. Lectures cover the function and structure of theEBIO 101/111 Diversity of Life (Lecture/Lab) nervous system and the role of brain activity in the regulation ofEBIO 333 Human Physiology behavior. This course provides neuroscience majors with a first exposure to the biological bases of behavior and is notPSYC 209/609 Psychological Applications of Univariate Statistics I recommended for students who have taken other courses in this 3 4
  • Neuroscience Neurosciencearea of study. Credit may not be received for both CELL 123 orPSYC 367. Same as PSYC 367. COURSES FOR ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES AND GRADUATESCOURSES FOR INTERMEDIATE ANDADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES NSCI 600 Methods in Neuroscience (3) Prof. Wee. Prerequisite: NSCI/PSYC 367. A lecture courseNSCI 411 Brain and Language (3) exposing students to contemporary theories and techniques used byProf. Howard. The goal of this course is to learn how the brain is Tulane neuroscientists in their own research programs. The courseorganized to produce and comprehend language and to understand is taught by faculty members representing several departmentslinguistic disorders attendant on brain damage. There is an optional from both the uptown campus and the Health Sciences Center.service learning component in which students can work with a NSCI 611 Brain and Language (3)speech therapist at a local health-care provider. Same as LING See NSCI 411 for course description. In addition, a term paper is411. required.NSCI 434 Neurobiology of Disease (3) NSCI 631 Cellular Neuroscience (3)Prof. Belousov. Prerequisite: NSCI/CELL 331. Advanced course See NSCI 331 for course description. In addition, a term paper ison the higher neural functions of the nervous system and required. Same as CELL 631.neurological diseases resulting from disruption of these functions.An emphasis is placed on the physiology of the nervous system NSCI 634 Neurobiology of Disease (3)and neural dysfunction caused by inherited and acquired diseases. See NSCI 434 for course description. In addition, a term paper isTopics range from motor control and neuromuscular diseases to required. Same as CELL 634.high cognitive function and dementia. Same as CELL 434. NSCI 635 Developmental Neurobiology (3)NSCI 435 Developmental Neurobiology (3) See NSCI 435 for course description. In addition, a term paper isProf. Inglis. Prerequisite: NSCI/CELL 331 or CELL 416 or required. Same as CELL 635.approval of instructor. A broad overview of the different stages of NSCI 637 Molecular Neurobiology (3)neural development. Examination of the molecular aspects of See NSCI 437 for course description. In addition, a term paper isdevelopmental neurobiology, with reference to some important required. Same as CELL 637.signaling pathways involved in neural growth and specification.Particular attention will be given to those active research fields, NSCI 651 Biological Psychology (3)such as growth cone guidance and collapse and activity-dependent Prof. Colombo. Prerequisite: NSCI/PSYC 367 or approval ofdevelopment, and applications of these to injury and disease. Same instructor. An intensive survey of biological psychology with anas CELL 435. emphasis on neuroanatomy and research methods used to study mechanisms of learning and memory, mental disorders, emotion,NSCI 437 Molecular Neurobiology (3) stress, and other psychological phenomena. Same as PSYC 651.Prof. Inglis. Prerequisite: NSCI/CELL 331 or 332 or approval ofinstructor. Introduction to the molecular biology of neurons and NSCI 653 Psychopharmacology (3)neuronal function. Topics of study will include: the molecular Prof. Dohanich. Prerequisite: NSCI/PSYC 367 or approval ofcomposition of nerve cells, and how this provides a basis for their instructor. An introduction to the effects of psychoactive agents onfunctional properties; their synaptic connectivity; how they the nervous system. Lectures emphasize the mechanisms by whichreceive, transmit and retain information at a molecular level. drugs regulate neurotransmitter systems to alter psychological andStudies will focus on current research in the field of molecular physical states. Same as PSYC 653.neurobiology. Same as CELL 437. NSCI 655 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (3) Prof. Dohanich. Prerequisite: NSCI/PSYC 367 or approval of instructor. An introduction to the roles of steroid and peptide 5 6
  • Neuroscience Neurosciencehormones in physiology and behavior. Lectures focus on the NSCI 652 Biological Psychology Laboratory (1)hormonal mechanisms that control reproductive and regulatory Prof. Colombo. Corequisite: NSCI/PSYC 651. Prerequisite: PSYCfunctions in human and infrahuman species. Same as PSYC 655. 209. A laboratory course providing training in behavioral and neurobiological methods, experimental design, data collection andNSCI 657 Cognitive Neuroscience (3) analysis and preparation of research reports. Satisfies psychologyProf. Golob. Prerequisites: PSYC 100, NSCI/PSYC 367 An laboratory requirement. Fulfills college laboratory and writingintroduction to the study of human behavior and cognition usingneuroscience methods. The course will examine the neural basis of requirements. Same as PSYC 652.perception, attention, memory, language, motor control, and NSCI 654 Psychopharmacology Laboratory (1)emotions. Same as PSYC 657. Prof. Dohanich. Corequisite: NSCI/PSYC 653. Prerequisite: PSYC 209. Laboratories provide demonstration and hands-on experienceNSCI 663 Cellular Neurophysiology (3) in research methods used in contemporary psychopharmacologyStaff. Prerequisite: NSCI/CELL 331 or approval of instructor. including receptor measurement, models of drug abuse andSurvey of current topics and techniques in the physiology of psychopathology, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.neurons and neuronal circuits, concentrating primarily on Satisfies psychology laboratory requirement. Fulfills collegeelectrophysiological studies. Same as CELL 663. laboratory requirement. Same as PSYC 654.CELL 655 Synaptic Organization of the Brain (3) NSCI 656 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Laboratory (1)Prof. Tasker. Prerequisite: 331 or approval of instructor. This Prof. Dohanich. Corequisite: NSCI/PSYC 655. Prerequisite: PSYCcourse is offered jointly by Tulane and LSU Medical School every 209. Laboratories provide demonstration and hands-on experienceother year. It provides an in-depth examination of the physiologic in research methods used in contemporary neuroendocrinologyand anatomic organization of the major structures of the brain and including hormonal manipulation, behavioral measurement, dataspinal cord. It is team taught by members of both faculties, analysis, and manuscript preparation. Satisfies psychologydrawing from the research expertise of the faculty of the two laboratory requirement. Fulfills college laboratory requirement.schools. Same as PSYC 656.LABORATORY COURSES NSCI 658 Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (1)NSCI 334 Neuroanatomy Laboratory (1) Prof. Golob. Corequisite: NSCI/PSYC 657. Prerequisites: PSYCStaff. Corequisite or prerequisite: NSCI/CELL 332. The subject of 209 and instructor approval. A laboratory course that providesthis course is the anatomy of the human nervous system. Students training in experimental design and ethical issues, data collection,will learn to identify and map the structure and position of nuclei, analysis, and manuscript preparation for cognitive neurosciencepathways, and anatomical divisions of the brain and spinal cord. experiments. Methods used in cognitive neuroscience research,The course is a practical correlate to Systems Neuroscience (NSCI such as event-related potentials, structural and functional MRI,332), and is intended to prepare students for further study in the also will be discussed. Students will conduct their own studiesneurosciences. Same as CELL 334. using behavioral and brain electrical activity measures. Satisfies psychology laboratory requirement. Fulfills college laboratoryNSCI 601 Methods in Neuroscience Laboratory (1) requirement. Same as PSYC 658.Prof. Wee. Corequisite: NSCI 600. Prerequisite: NSCI/PSYC 367.A laboratory course allowing students to follow a neuroscience SPECIAL TOPICS AND PROJECTS COURSESexperiment from hypothesis-design development to neurochemical NSCI 491, 492 Independent Studies (3, 3)analyses. The course provides direct exposure to drug Staff. Laboratory research under direction of a faculty member.administration, behavioral assessment, tissue preparation, and invitro analysis of neurochemicals. NSCI 495, 496 Special Topics (3, 3) Staff. Projects supervised by program faculty members. 7 8
  • NeuroscienceNSCI H499, H500 Honors Thesis (3, 4)Staff. Admission by department and Honors Committee approval. 9