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Fall 2021

Core Courses

*NEU 200A Basic Neuroscience: Cellular, Molecular & Developmental (4 units)

Section ID: 54979
Instructor:  Brenda Bloodgood, Byungkook Lim
Days/times: Tues & Thurs, 10:30am – 1:20pm
Location: PACIF 3500
*Course enrollment is set at “0” to allow priority enrollment. Please complete an EASy request to add the class.

NEU 276 Research Rounds (1 Unit)

Section ID: 54984
Instructor: TBD
Days/Times: Thursdays, Between 12:30pm-3:00pm Exact Time TBD
Location:  Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior, Marilyn Farquahar Seminar Room


Computational Neuroscience Requirement

*BGGN 260/BENG 260 Neurodynamics (4 units)

Section ID: 53240 / 52726
Instructor: Gabriel Silva
Day & Time: Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30am-10:50am
Location: PFBH 161
*Please submit an EASy request to add the class if enrollment is not allowed.  


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEUG 231 Tools for Experimental Data Analysis (4 Units)

Section ID: 54987
Instructor: John Serences
Day & Time: Mondays, 1:00pm – 3:50pm
Location: MNDLR 3545

*NEU 221 Advanced Topics: Neurotransmitter-based synaptic plasticity (2 units)

Section ID: 54985 (A00) Ensure to enroll in the correct section: A00
Instructor: Davide Dulcis
Day & Time: Fridays, 10:00am-11:50am  
Location: BRF2 3A03
*Course enrollment is set at “0” to allow priority enrollment. Please complete an EASy request to add the class

NEU 265 Mechanisms of Pain (2 units)

Section ID:  54988
Instructor: Krishnan Chakravarthy
Day & Time: Mondays, 7:30am –9:20 am
Location: BRF2-5A03


Ethics

SCIENTIFIC ETHICS (1 unit)

Registration LINK: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/registration/index.html
Course Information: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/ethics/index.html

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Core Courses

NEU 200C/BGGN 249C Basic Neuroscience (4 Units)
Instructor: Cory Miller
Days/times: Tuesday: 9:00 am – 11:50 am
Location: Remote

NEU 276 Neurosciences Research Rounds (2 Units)
Instructor: Yimin Zou
Days/Times: Thursday:  12:30 pm – 1:50pm
Location: Remote

NEUG 280 Minor Proposition (4 Units)
Instructor: Jared Young
Days/times: TBA
Location: Remote *This course is for 1st year MSTP and 2nd year Neuro students


Computational Neuroscience

COGS 260: Neural Signal Processing (4 Units) Will not be offered this spring. A temporary CN related course may be offered and information is forthcoming.


Statistics 

BIOM 285 Statistical Inference and Experimental Design (2 Units)
Instructor: Kyle Gaulton 
Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1:15 pm – 2:20 pm
Location: Remote 

Requires preauth via EASy: https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/Modules/Students/PreAuth/Default.aspx

BGGN 216 Biostatistics (4 Units)
Instructor: Pamela Reinagel 
Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 1:20 pm, lab on Thursday: 4:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Location: Remote

Requires preauth via EASy: https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/Modules/Students/PreAuth/Default.aspx


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEUG 221 Chromatin and transcription in the brain (2 Units)
Instructor: Francesca Telese 
Day & Time: Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Location: Remote


Ethics

SCIENTIFIC ETHICS (1 unit)
Registration LINK: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/registration/index.html
Course Information: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/ethics/index.html


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Journal Club
Mondays, 5:30 pm

Winter 2021

Winter 2021

Core Courses

NEU 200B Basic Neurosciences: System Neurobiology (4 units)
Instructor: John Reynolds, Sreekanth Chalasani & Eiman Azim TA: Desi Chu
Days/times: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:50 am
Location: Remote

NEU 276 Research Rounds (1 Unit)
Instructor: Subhojit Roy
Days/Times: Thursday, 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Location: Remote 


Computational Neuroscience

PHYS 278 Biophysics of Neurons and Networks (4 units)
Instructor: David Kleinfeld
Day & Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 am – 9:20 am
Location: Remote


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEU 221 Quantitative Behavior Genetics (2 units)
Instructor: Sandra Sanchez-Roige and Abraham Palmer
Day & Time: Tuesday, 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Location: Remote

NEU 233 Circadian Rhythms and Health (4 units)
Instructor: Paula Desplats and Dorothy Sears
Day & Time: Tuesday, 2:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Location: Remote

NEU 240 Mathermatical Foundations for Computational Neuroscience (3 units)
Instructors: Maxim Bazhenov Teaching Assistants: Leo Breston and Ryan Golden
Day and Time: Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 pm – 2:50 pm
Location: Remote


Ethics

NEU 241/ COGS 241 Ethics and Survival Skills in Academia (2 Units)
Instructors: Michael Kalichman
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 11:50 am
Location: Remote

Course Syllabus: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/survival/index.html


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
https://neurograd.ucsd.edu/news-events/seminar-series.html

Journal Club
Mondays, 5:30 pm

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Core Courses

NEU 200A Basic Neuroscience: Cellular, Molecular & Developmental (4 units)
Section ID: 020979
Instructor: Brenda Bloodgood, Jeff Isaacson, Byungkook Lim
Days/times: Tues & Thurs, 10:30 am – 1:20 pm
Location: Remote

NEU 276 Research Rounds (1 Unit)
Instructor: TBD
Days/Times: Thursday, 1:40 – 3:00 pm
Location: Leichtage 107 and/or remote via Zoom


Computational Neuroscience

BGGN 260/BENG 260 Neurodynamics (4 units)
Instructor: Henry Abarbanel
Day & Time: Wednesday, 12 – 12:50
Location: Remote
*Enrollment priority will be given to CN students, if enrollment permission is needed please complete an EASy request to add the class.


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEUG 231 Tools for Experimental Data Analysis (4 Units)
Instructor: John Serences
Day & Time: Monday, 1:00 – 3:50
Location: Remote
*Note that this section is not yet available in WebReg, but should be available by Wed, July 22nd

NEU 221 Advanced Topics: Predictive Coding (2 units)
Instructor: Tim Gentner
Day & Time: TBD
Location: Remote/Hybrid
*Course enrollment is set at “0” to allow priority enrollment. Please complete an EASy request to add the class.

NEU 265 Mechanisms of Pain (2 units)
Instructor: Krishnan Chakravarthy
Day & Time: Mondays, 7:30 – 9:20 am
Location: BRF2-5A03 and/or remote via Zoom

NEU 268 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology (4 units)
Instructors: Thomas Hnasko and Pamela Mellon
Day and Time: Tues & Thurs, 2:30 – 3:50
Location: BRF2 #2A03 and/or remote via Zoom


Ethics

SCIENTIFIC ETHICS (1 unit)
Registration LINK: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/registration/index.html
Course Information: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/ethics/index.html


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CNCB Marilyn Farquhar Seminar Room or via Zoom

Journal Club
Mondays, 5:30 pm, CNCB Small Conference Room, 1st floor or via Zoom

Spring 2020

Core Courses

NEU 200C/BGGN 249C Basic Neuroscience (4 units)
Instructor: Cory Miller
Tuesday: 8:00 – 10:50 am
Location: 3545 Mandler Hall, Crick Conf Room

NEU 276 Neurosciences Research Rounds (2 units)
Instructor: Wendy Campana
Thursday: 12:30 pm – 1:50pm
Location: CNCB Marilyn Farquhar Seminar Room

NEUG 280 Minor Proposition (4 units)
Instructor: Jared Young
Friday: 4/3, 4/17 & 5/1, 12 – 1:00 pm
Location: MET, room 204
*This course is for 2nd year neuro students only


Computational Neuroscience

COGS 260: Neural Signal Processing (4 Units)
Instructor: Eran Mukamel
Monday: 9:00 – 11:50 am
Location: Cognitive Science Building, room 272


Statistics

BIOM 285 Statistical Inference and Experimental Design (2 units)
Instructor: Karen Oegema
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1:15 – 2:20 pm
Location: CMME, room 2047

BGGN 216 Biostatistics (4 units)
Instructor: Pamela Reinagel
Monday and Wednesday: 10:30 am – 11:50 am, lab on Thursday: 4:00 – 5:50 pm
Location: Bonner Hall 2130


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEUG 221 Chromatin and transcription in the brain: from omics to single cell (2 Units)
Instructor: Francesca Telese
Tuesday: 1:00 – 2:50 pm
Location: CMM East, room 1079

NEU 270A Neurobiology of Disease: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration (4 units)
Instructor: Robert Rissman
Monday and Wednesday: 3:00 – 4:50 pm
Location: BRF2, room 4103 (except on 5/18 and 6/3 class will be held in MET, room 215) Description: This course will blend research and clinical perspectives to allow comprehensive learning of CNS diseases. For each 2 week disease block, students will read, present and discuss current research publications which will be paired with a lecture by research scientist who will describe the major features of each disorder, hypothesis being explored and the state of therapeutics. The following session will involve a physician presenting an adult patient with the condition and students will have the opportunity to ask questions of both the physician and the patient.

BGGN 201 Methods in Comp Neuro (3 units)
Instructor: Pamela Reinagel
Tuesday: 1:30 am – 2:50 pm, Thursday: 2:30 – 3:50 pm
Location: Pac Hall 3501
Description: This class is designed for Neuroscience and Biology PhD students who have advanced knowledge of neurobiology, but limited math background. Cellular and systems neuroscience (NEU 200A and 200B, or equivalent) is assumed. Each week there is one lecture explaining a computational method, and one class discussing papers from the primary literature that use this method. In general the students meet for an hour or two outside of class to go over the papers before they are discussed in class (typically this is Wednesday evenings).
Topics: Poisson processes, spiking reliability (Fano Factor); Fourier transforms, spectra and phase analysis; Dimensionality reduction (e.g. PCA); Intro to Linear Algebra; Cluster analysis; Auto- and cross-correlation analysis; Information theory; Ideal Observer (ROC) analysis; Bayesian Statistics.
There are no programming assignments or problem sets; this class will not teach you how to perform all these analyses. The goal of the class is to provide exposure to a broad range of computational methods that are used in neuroscience, so that you will be better equipped to understand the research literature and seminars, and so you will be aware of the tools that are available should you need them in your future research.


Ethics

*Registration LINK: https://scientificethicsspring2020.eventbrite.com
Course Information: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/ethics/index.html
*Note that because there is not an NEUG section scheduled in the spring you will not enroll via WebReg, but will receive a certificate at the end of the course for credit. Please forward your certificate to Erin.
Neuro Students are required to take an ethics course by end of their 2nd year.


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CNCB, Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Journal Club
Mondays, 5:30 pm, CNCB Small Conference Room

Winter 2020

Core Courses

NEU 200B Basic Neurosciences: Systems Neurobiology (4 units)
Instructors: John Reynolds, Sreekanth Chalasani & Eiman Azim
Day & Time: Tues & Thurs, 10:00am – 11:50 am
Location: The Salk Institute, Fellows Room

NEUG 257 Neuroanatomy (4 units)
Instructors: Eric Halgren
Day/Time: Tues & Thur, 12:40 – 2:10
Location: Biomedical Sciences Building, MDL-2

NEU 276 Research Rounds (1 unit)
Instructor: Chuck Stevens
Day & Time: Thursdays, 2:20 – 3:40
Location: CNCB, Marilyn Farquhar Seminar Room


Computational Neuroscience

PHYS 278 Biophysics of Neurons and Networks (4 Units)
Instructor: David Kleinfeld
Days/Time: Tues & Thurs, 8:00 – 9:20 am
Location: 2623 Mayer Hall


Statistics

BIOM 285 Statistical Inference and Experimental Design (2 units)
Instructor: Karen Oegema
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1:15 – 2:20 pm
Location: CMME, room 2047

BGGN 216 Biostatistics (4 units)
Instructor: Pamela Reinagel
Monday and Wednesday: 10:30 am – 11:50 am, lab on Thursday: 4:00 – 5:50 pm
Location: Bonner Hall 2130


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEUG 221 Landmark Papers in Neuroscience (2 units)
Instructors: Jeff Isaacson, Bill Kristan, Kathy French
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:50
Location: CNCB Small Conf Room
*Requires pre-approval to give NGP senior students priority enrollment, please email Erin
(egilbert@ucsd.edu) if interested.

NEUG 222 Molecular and Physiological Neuroendocrinology
Instructor: Sasha Kauffman
Day/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:20 pm
Location: Leichtag, Mondays 3A-05, Wednesdays 2-05

NEU 233 Circadian Rythms and Health (4 units)
Instructors: Paula Desplats and Dorothy Sears
Day/Time: Tuesday, 2:00 – 3:50 pm
Location: MET room 321

NEUG 240 Mathematical Foundations for Computational Neuroscience (3 units)
Instructor: Maxim Bazhenov
Teaching Assistants: Leo Breston, Ryan Golden
Day/Time: TBD
Location: TBD


Ethics

*NEU 241/ COGS 241 Ethics and Survival Skills in Academia (2 Units)
Instructor: Michael Kalichman
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 – 9:50 am
Location: Cog Sci Building, room 180
Additional information on ethics courses can be found at https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses
*Registration requires instructor approval. To apply for admission, please follow instructions for
registration at: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/registration/index.html


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CNCB, Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Journal Club
Mondays @ 5:30 pm, CNCB Small Conf Room

Fall 2019

Core Courses

NEU 200A Basic Neuroscience: Cellular, Molecular & Developmental (4 units) 
Instructor:  Brenda Bloodgood, Jeff Isaacson, Byungkook Lim
Days/times: Tues & Thurs, 10:30 am – 1:20 pm 
Location: Pacific Hall 3500 

NEU 276 Research Rounds (1 Unit)
Instructor: Tim Gentner
Days/Times: Thursday, 1:40 – 3:00 pm  (update day and time in WebReg)
Location: CNCB Large Conf Room


Computational Neuroscience

BGGN 260/BENG 260 Neurodynamics (4 units) 
Instructor: Gert Cauwenberghs
Day & Time: Fridays, 4:00 – 4:50
Location: PFBH, room 161

Advanced Topics/Electives

NEUG 231 Tools for Experimental Data Analysis  (4 Units) 
Instructor: John Serences
Day & Time: Friday, 9:00 – 11:50 am
Location: Mandler Hall, room 3545

NEU 221 Advanced Topics: Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders 
Instructor:  Stephanie Dulawa
Day & Time: Friday, 9:00 – 10:50 am
Location: BRF2, room 3A03

NEU 265 Mechanisms of Pain (2 units)
Instructor: Krishnan Chakravarthy
Day & Time: Mondays, 7:30 – 9:20 am
Location: BRF2-5A03


Ethics

Registration LINK: https://ethics2019fall.eventbrite.com 
Course Information: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/ethics/index.html 

Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CNCB, Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Journal Club
Mondays @ 5:30 pm, CNCB Small Conf Room

Spring 2019

Core Courses

NEU 200C/BGGN 249C Basic Neuroscience (4 units)
Instructor: Cory Miller
Tuesday: 8:00 – 10:50 am
Location: 3545 Mandler Hall, Crick Conf Room

NEU 276 Neurosciences Research Rounds (2 units)
Instructor: Chuck Stevens
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:20pm
Location: CNCB Marilyn Farquhar Seminar Room


Computational Neuroscience

COGS 260: Neural Signal Processing (4 Units)
Instructor: Eran Mukamel
Monday: 9:00 – 11:50 am
Location: Cognitive Science Building, room 180


Statistics

BIOM 285 Statistical Inference and Experimental Design (2 units)
Instructor: Karen Oegema
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1:15 – 2:20 pm
Location: CMME, room 2047

BGGN 216 Biostatistics (4 units)
Instructor: Pamela Reinagel
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 am – 10:50 am, lab on Thursday: 4:00 – 5:50 pm
Location: Bonner Hall 2130


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEU 221 Neurobiology of Learning & Memory (2 Units)
Instructor: Mark Mayford
Thursday: 9:00 – 10:50 AM
Location: BRF2, room 4A03

NEU 270B Neurobiology of Disease: Neurodevelopmental Disorders (4 units)
Instructor: Robert Rissman
Monday and Wednesday: 3:00 – 4:50 pm
Location: BRF2, 1104
Description: This course will blend research and clinical perspectives to allow comprehensive learning of CNS neurodevelopmental disorders. For each 2 week disease block, students will read, present and discuss current research publications which will be paired with a lecture by research scientist who will describe the major features of each disorder, hypothesis being explored and the state of therapeutics. The following session will involve a physician presenting an adult patient with the condition and students will have the opportunity to ask questions of both the physician and the patient.

Ethics

Multiple sections will be offered spring quarter. Course information is available at:
Registration link: https://spring2019scientificethics.eventbrite.com
Course website: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/ethics/index.html
Ethics Course Schedule

  • Section 1: 1:00-3:00 pm, April 2, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24, & 30 (Tuesdays/Wednesdays) BRFII-2A03
  • Section 2: 12:30-2:30PM, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, & 23 (Thursdays) BRFII-5A03
  • Section 3: 2:00-4:00 pm, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, & 20 (Mondays) BRFII-5A03
  • Section 4: 10:00 am-12:00pm, April 23, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, & 15 (Tuesdays/Wednesdays) BRFII-2A03
  • Section 5: 3:00-5:00 pm, April 26, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17 (Thursdays/Fridays) BRFII-1104
  • Section 6: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, May 6, 13,20, 21, 28, June 3, & 4 (Mondays/Tuesdays) Leichtag 2A05

Neuro Students are required to take an ethics course by end of their 2nd year


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CNCB, Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Journal Club
Mondays, 5:30 pm, Pacific Hall 3501

Winter 2019

Core Courses

NEU 200B Basic Neurosciences: Systems Neurobiology (4 units)
Instructors: John Reynolds, Sreekanth Chalasani
Day & Time: Tues & Thurs, 10:00am – 11:50 am
Location: The Salk Institute, Fellows Room

NEU 257 Neuroanatomy (4 units)
Instructors: Eric Halgren, Dan Gibbs, Ephron Rosenzweig
Day/Time: Tues & Thur, 12:40 – 2:00
Location: Biomedical Sciences Building, MDL-2

NEU 276 Research Rounds (1 unit)
Instructor: Wendy Campana
Day & Time: Thursdays, 2:10 – 3:30
Location: CNCB, Marilyn Farquhar Seminar Room

NEU 280 Minor Proposition (4 units)
Instructor: Allen Ryan
Day/Time: See Minor Prop Student Guide
Location: CNCB Small Conf Room
*This course is for 2nd year neuro students only, enrollment has been pre-authorized.


Computational Neuroscience

PHYS 278 Biophysics of Neurons and Networks (4 Units)
Instructor: David Kleinfeld
Days/Time: Tues & Thurs, 8:00 – 9:20 am
Location: 2623 Mayer Hall


Statistics

BIOM 285 Statistical Inference/Medical Sciences (2 units)
Instructor: Karen Oegema
Days/Time: Wednesday & Friday, 1:00 – 2:50 pm
Location: CMME 2047

COGS 243 Statistical Inference & Data Analysis (2 units)
Instructor: Angela Yu
Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 4:50
Location: CSB 003


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEUG 240 Mathematical Foundations for Computational Neuroscience (3 units)
Instructor: Maxim Bazhenov
Teaching Assistants: Leo Breston, Ryan Golden
Day/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:50
Location: CNCB Small Conf Room
Description: This course is designed to introduce students coming from a life-sciences
background to the various mathematical domains used in modern neuroscience
research. The purpose of this is two-fold: 1) to provide the students with a knowledge base that will be indispensable when engaged in data analysis/computational modeling or reading
computationally-oriented papers, 2) to understand how to “think mathematically” or how these concepts provide an organizing, theoretical framework which can be used to quickly and
rigorously generate and evaluate novel hypotheses. To accomplish this, the focus will be less on computation, and more on understanding the conceptual framework behind each subject and the abstract principles of mathematics. We will also connect all these principles to their applications in
neuroscience through concrete examples and a final project.
*Requires pre-approval to give NGP students priority enrollment, please email Erin
(egilbert@ucsd.edu) if interested.

NEU 222 Molecular and Physiological Neuroendocrinology
Instructor: Sasha Kauffman
Day/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:20 pm
Location: Monday 3A-05, Wednesday 2-05


Ethics

NEU 241/ COGS 241 Ethics and Survival Skills in Academia (2 Units)
Instructor: Michael Kalichman
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 – 9:50 am
Location: Cog Sci Building, room 180
Additional information on ethics courses can be found at http://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses
*Registration requires instructor approval. To apply for admission, please follow instructions for
registration at: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/registration/index.html


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CNCB, Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Journal Club
Mondays, 5:45 pm
Pacific Hall, 3502

Fall 2018

Core Courses

NEU 200A Basic Neuroscience: Cellular, Molecular & Developmental (4 units)
Instructor: Brenda Bloodgood, Jeff Isaacson, Byungkook Lim
Days/times: Tues & Thurs, 10:00 am – 12:50 pm
Location: Pacific Hall 3500

NEU 276 Research Rounds (2 Units)
Instructor: Tim Gentner
Days/Times: Tuesday, 1/1:30 – 2:20/2:50 pm
Location: CNCB Large Conf Room


Computational Neuroscience

BGGN 260/BENG 260 Neurodynamics (4 units)
Instructor: Henry Abarbanel
Day & Time: Tues & Thurs, 8:00 – 9:20 am
Location: Bonner Hall, 2130
*Enrollment priority will be given to CN students, please enroll in the BENG 260 section.


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEU 231 Data Analysis in MatLab (4 Units)
Instructor: John Serences
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:50 am
Location: Mandler Hall, room 3545

NEU 221 Advanced Topics: Philosophy of Neuroscience (2 units)
Instructor: William Bechtel
Day & Time: Thursdays, 3 – 4:50 pm
Location: MET 204

NEU 265 Mechanisms of Pain (2 units)
Instructor: Linda Sorkin
Day & Time: Mondays, 7:30 – 9:20 am
Location: BRF2-5A03

NEU 268 Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology (4 units)
Instructors: Pamela Mellon & Thomas Hnasko
Day & Time: Tues & Thurs, 2:30 – 3:50
Location: Leichtag 3A05


Ethics

Syllabus: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/ethics/index.html

*You must complete the Ethics Registration Form located at:
https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/registration/index.html.


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CNCB, Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Journal Club
Mondays @ 5:30 pm, CNCB Small Conference Room

Spring 2018

Core Courses

NEU 200C/BGGN 249C Basic Neuroscience (4 units)
Instructor: Cory Miller
Mondays: 9:00 – 11:50 am
Location: 3545 Mandler Hall, Crick Conf Room

NEU 257 Neuroanatomy (4 units)
Instructors: Eric Halgren, Dan Gibbs, Ephron Rosenzweig
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:30 – 3:50pm
Location: Biomedical Sciences Building, MDL-2

NEU 276 Neurosciences Research Rounds (2 units)
Instructor: Wendy Campana
Thursdays: 1:00 pm – 2:20pm
Location: Pac Hall, 3500


Computational Neuroscience

COGS 260: Neural Signal Processing (4 Units)
Instructor: Eran Mukamel
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9:00-10:00 am
Location: Warren Lecture Hall 2207


Statistics

BIOM 285 Statistical Inference and Experimental Design (2 units)
Instructor: Karen Oegema
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 1:15 – 2:30 pm
Location: CMME 2047

BGGN 216 Biostatistics (4 units)
Instructor: Pamela Reinagel
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30 am – 10:50;     Thursdays: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Bonner Hall 2130


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEU 221 Neurotransmitter-based synaptic plasticity (2 Units)
Instructor: Davide Dulcis
Day: Thursday
Time: 3:00 – 4:50
Location: BRF2, 3A04
Description: The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth discussion of recent advances in the field that include novel molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurotransmitter-based synaptic plasticity in the developing and mature nervous system. Special focus will be given to relevant topics including neurotransmitter switching, co-transmission, and neuromodulation. The neurobiology behind these forms for plasticity and translational relevance will be emphasized. The course will meet weekly for a 1.5-2 hours. Each class will consist of a relevant topic introduction by faculty followed by a guided discussion of key papers related to the lecture using an interactive format.

NEU 270A Neurobiology of Disease: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration (4 units)
Instructor: Robert Rissman
Mon & Wed: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: MET room 221
Description: This course will blend research and clinical perspectives to allow comprehensive learning of CNS diseases. For each 2 week disease block, students will read, present and discuss current research publications which will be paired with a lecture by research scientist who will describe the major features of each disorder, hypothesis being explored and the state of therapeutics. The following session will involve a physician presenting an adult patient with the condition and students will have the opportunity to ask questions of both the physician and the patient.

BGGN 201 Introduction to Methods in Computational Neuroscience (3 units)
Instructor: Pamela Reinagel
Monday 12:30-2PM / Thursdays 3:30-5:00 PM
Location: Pacific Hall 3501


Ethics

Multiple sections will be offered spring quarter. Course information is available at: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/index.html
Along with enrolling on WebReg, you must also fill out a form for the instructors to better schedule the various sections based on interest. Details/instructions can be found here: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/registration/index.html
Neuro Students are required to take an ethics course by end of their 2nd year


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CNCB, Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Journal Club
Mondays, 5:30 pm, CNCB Small Conference Room

Winter 2018

Core Courses

NEU 200B Basic Neurosciences: Systems Neurobiology (4 units)
Instructors: John Reynolds, Sreekanth Chalasani, Xin Jin
Day & Time: Tues & Thurs, 10:00am – 11:50 am
Location: The Salk Institute, Fellows Room

NEU 276 Research Rounds (2 units)
Instructor: Chuck Stevens
Day & Time: Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:20
Location: MET, room 223

NEU 280 Minor Proposition (4 units)
Instructor: Allen Ryan
Day/Time: See Minor Prop Student Guide
Location: CNCB Small Conf Room
*This course is for 2nd year neuro students only, enrollment has been pre-authorized.


Computational Neuroscience

PHYS 278 Biophysics of Neurons and Networks (4 Units)
Instructor: Tanya Sharpee
Days/Time: Tues & Thurs, 11:00 – 12:20
Location: Mayer Hall 4322


Statistics

BIOM 285 Statistical Inference/Medical Sciences (2 units)
Instructor: Karen Oegema
Days/Time: Wednesday & Friday, 1:00 – 2:50 pm
Location: CMME 2047

COGS 243 Statistical Inference & Data Analysis (2 units)
Instructor: Angela Yu
Day/Time: Monday, 1:00 – 3:50 pm
Location: CSB 003


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEU 221 Landmark Papers in Neuroscience (2 units)
Instructor: Bill Kristan, Kathy French, Jeff Isaacson
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:50 pm
Location: CNCB, Small Conference Room
*Enrollment requires pre-approval, please email Bill Kristan (wkristan@ucsd.edu) and copy Erin
(egilbert@ucsd.edu) if interested.

NEU 222 Molecular and Physiological Neuroendocrinology
Instructor: Sasha Kauffman
Day/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:20 pm
Location: Leichtag 2A05
*Enrollment requires pre-approval, please email Erin (egilbert@ucsd.edu if interested.


Ethics

NEU 241/ COGS 241 Ethics and Survival Skills in Academia (2 Units)
Instructor: Michael Kalichman
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 – 9:50 am
Location: Cog Sci Building, room 180
Additional information on ethics courses can be found at https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses
*Registration requires instructor approval. To apply for admission, please follow instructions for
registration at: https://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/registration/index.html


Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CNCB, Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Journal Club
Mondays, 5:30 pm, CNCB Small Conference Room

Fall 2017

Core Courses

NEU 200A Basic Neuroscience: Cellular, Molecular & Developmental (4 units)
Instructor:  Brenda Bloodgood, Jeff Isaacson, Byungkook Lim
Days/times: Tues & Thurs, 10:00 am – 12:50 p.m.
Location: BIO, room 1103 

NEU 276 Research Rounds (2 Units)
Instructor: Tim Gentner
Days/Times: Thursday 1 – 2:20 p.m.
Location: Pacific Hall, 3500


Computational Neuroscience

BGGN 260/BENG 260 Neurodynamics (4 units)
Instructor:  Gert Cauwenberghs
Day & Time:  Friday, 3 – 4:50 p.m.
Location: Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, room 161
*Enrollment priority will be given to CN students, please enroll in the BENG 260 section.


Advanced Topics/Electives

NEU 231 Data Analysis in MatLab (4 Units)
Instructor: John Serences
Day & Time: Monday, 2 – 4:50
Location: Mandler Hall, Crick Conf Room (3545)

NEU 221 Advanced Topics: Quantitative Behavior Genetics (2 units)
Instructor:  Abraham Palmer
Day & Time: Friday, 3 – 4:50 p.m.
Location: BRF2 4A04
*Course enrollment is set at “0” to allow priority enrollment. Please let Erin know if you would like to enroll.

NEU 265 Mechanisms of Pain (2 units)
Instructor: Linda Sorkin
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 4 – 5:50 p.m.
Location: BRF2, 5A03


Ethics

Scientific Ethics (1 unit)
Instructor: Mary Devereaux
Day, Time: Thursday, 1 – 2:50 p.m.
Location: BRF2, 1104
Syllabus
*You must complete the Ethics Registration Form. The course section will be provided by the Ethics coordinator prior to the start of fall quarter when you may officially add the course.

Reminders

Neuro Grad Program Weekly Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CNCB, Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Journal Club
Mondays, 5:30 pm, CNCB Small Conference Room