Neurobiology of Disease 132:235

Course Director:  Natalie Denburg

TA:  Kameko Halfmann

"Neurobiology of Disease" will explore the basis of major diseases affecting the nervous system. Offered this year for the fourth time, this course has been developed in response to a nationwide concern that graduate students in neuroscience and other disciplines do not learn enough disease oriented biology. Experts from throughout the university will provide state of the art overviews on the clinical, neuropathological, physiological and molecular features of disease. Lecturers will also discuss key areas that hold promise for future research, including the development of rational therapies. Diseases to be discussed will include: neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson disease, expanded repeat diseases including Huntington's disease), neurodevelopmental disorders, muscular dystrophies, dystonia, stroke, epilepsy, anxiety or schizophrenia, among others.

Requirements: final term paper modeled on a research grant; participation in weekly discussion of topical research articles.

Time & Location: 1:15P - 2:30P TThNeurology Conference Room-2-RCP

“My experience living in Iowa City has been positive. Everyone is very friendly, there is a lot of collaboration and interactions between members involved in Neuroscience research, and coursework is diverse and provides a strong foundation for cutting-edge research in the field of Neuroscience. IC is definitely a collegiate town, with many watering spots for graduate and undergraduates, coffee shops, and an extremely lively school spirit for football games. I'm never bored here, and I would recommend it to everyone!”