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Neuroscience (NRSC)
Gould-Simpson Building, Room 401
(520) 621-8380

Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Committee:

Professors John G. Hildebrand, Chairperson (Arizona Research
Laboratories, Division of Neurobiology), A. Terry Bahill (Systems
and Industrial Engineering), Carol A. Barnes (Psychology), Bryant
Benson (Anatomy), James R. Bloedel (Physiology), Richard Bootzin
(Psychology), Thomas P. Davis (Pharmacology), Roger Enoka
(Exercise and Sport Sciences, Physiology), Edward D. French
(Pharmacology), Merrill F. Garrett (Psychology), Theodore Glattke
(Speech and Hearing Sciences), Raphael P. Gruener (Physiology),
Mac E. Hadley (Anatomy, Molecular & Cellular Biology), Thomas J.
Hixon (Speech and Hearing Sciences), Victor J. Hruby (Chemistry),
Sigmund Hsiao (Psychology), Mary I. Johnson (Pediatrics), Alfred
W. Kaszniak (Psychology), David L. Kreulen (Pharmacology,
Physiology), Hugh E. Laird, II (Pharmacology and Toxicology),
Robert Lansing (Psychology), Ronald J. Lukas (Pharmacology),
Bruce L. McNaughton (Psychology), Lynn Nadel (Psychology), L.
Claire Parsons (Nursing), Frank Porreca (Pharmacology), William
R. Roeske (Internal Medicine), Alan R. Rubens (Neurology),
Joachim F. Seeger (Radiology), Robert F. Spetzler (Surgery),
Lawrence Z. Stern (Internal Medicine), Nicholas J. Strausfeld
(Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of Neurobiology,
Anatomy), Douglas G. Stuart (Physiology), Marc E. Tischler
(Biochemistry), Henry Yamamura (Pharmacology)

Associate Professors Edmund A. Arbas (Arizona Research
Laboratories, Division of Neurobiology), Kathryn A. Bayles
(Speech and Hearing Sciences), Gail D. Burd (Anatomy, Molecular
and Cellular Biology), Laurel A. Fisher (Pharmacology), Richard
B. Levine (Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of
Neurobiology, Physiology), Erwin B. Montgomery, Jr. (Neurology),
Linda Swisher (Speech and Hearing Sciences), Leslie P. Tolbert
(Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of Neurobiology), Gary
L. Wenk (Psychology, Neurology)

Assistant Professors Geoffrey L. Ahern (Neurology, Psychology),
William M. Feinberg (Neurology), Ralph E. Fregosi (Exercise and
Sport Sciences), Herman Gordon (Anatomy), Jeannette D. Hoit
(Speech and Hearing Sciences), Josephine Lai (Pharmacology),
Nathaniel T. McMullen (Anatomy, Neurology), David B. Morton
(Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of Neurobiology), Naomi
E. Rance (Pathology), John W. Regan (Pharmacology and
Toxicology), Linda L. Restifo (Arizona Research Laboratories,
Division of Neurobiology, Neurology), Paul A. St. John (Anatomy),
Scott B. Selleck (Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of
Neurobiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology), Andrea Yool
(Pharmacology, Physiology)

The interdepartmental program in Neuroscience offers a graduate
program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major
in neuroscience, as well as a graduate minor in neuroscience. A
Master of Science degree is offered only in rare instances when
students who have already passed the M.S. evaluation requirement
are unable to continue in the doctoral program. The program
comprises faculty members from several departments in the
colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Mines, Medicine,
Nursing, and Pharmacy, as well as the Arizona Research
Laboratories. The members of the Program on Neuroscience are the
principal faculty of the graduate program and thus may serve as
major advisors for students majoring in neuroscience. In
addition, the program fosters research and communication in
interdisciplinary neuroscience throughout the University.
Research interests of the faculty range from molecular mechanisms
of synaptic transmission to human neurological disorders.
Particularly strong clusters of faculty focus upon cognitive
neuroscience, developmental neurobiology, human speech and
hearing, insect neurobiology, neuropeptides, neuropharmacology,
and motor control. Information about the research interests of
the faculty can be obtained from the program office.

Prospective students should consult the Graduate Catalog for
further details.

195H. Honors Colloquium (1) I Introduction to the
multidisciplinary field of neuroscience and to scientific ways of
knowing and the methods and standards for discovering new
knowledge. Limited to honors freshmen.

403. Laboratory in Mammalian Systems Neurophysiology (3) I II
(Identical with PSYC 403) May be convened with 503.

443. Insect Neurobiology (3) II (Identical with ENTO 443) May be
convened with 543.

461. Neurobiology (4) I (Identical with MCB 461)

466. Principles of Mammalian Systems Neurophysiology (2) I II
(Identical with PSYC 466) May be convened with 566.

495. Colloquium
a.* Antennal Lobe (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S
b.* Developmental Neurobiology (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S
c.* Neurophysiology (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S
d.* Brain, Behavior and Computation (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S
e.* Neurobiology (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S

*May be convened with 500-level.

503. Laboratory in Mammalian Systems Neurophysiology (3) I II
(Identical with PSYC 503) May be convened with 403.

537. Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (3) I II
(Identical with PSYC 537)

543. Insect Neurobiology (3) II (Identical with ENTO 543) May be
convened with 443.

565. Neural Encoding, Memory and Computation in the Mammalian
Brain (3) I II (Identical with PSYC 565)

566. Principles of Mammalian Systems Neurophysiology (2) I II
(Identical with PSYC 566) May be convened with 466.

582. Topics in Neural Development (2) II 1993-94 An in-depth
analysis of the cellular and molecular basis of neural
development. Students will read and discuss journal articles
dealing with the development of neurons and their synaptic
connections. P, consult program office before enrolling.
(Identical with ANAT 582, MCB 582 and PSIO 582)

583. Topics in Neural Plasticity (2) II 1994-95 (Identical with
MCB 583)

584. Cellular Neurobiology (2) II 1993-94 (Identical with ANAT
584)

585. Neural Mechanisms of Behavior (2) II 1994-95 Discussion of
the neural mechanisms of behavior; the control of movement; and
integrative mechanisms and plasticity. Examples from vertebrates
and invertebrates. (Identical with PSIO 585)

586. Intracellular Messengers (2) I 1993-94 Intracellular
messenger systems in the nervous system, description of salient
features of each mechanism, and discussion of a particular system
which uses that messenger. P, 588, or permission of instructor.
(Identical with BIOC 586 and MCB 586)

587. Biology of Neurological Disease (3) II 1993-94 Emphasis on
reading, discussing and presenting the primary literature
pertaining to scientific investigation of neurological diseases,
e.g., multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy. For graduate and
medical students. Contact program office before enrolling.
(Identical with MCB 587)

588. Principles of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (4) I
Detailed introduction to the biology of nerve cells, emphasizing
cellular neurophysiology, synaptic mechanisms, and analysis of
neural development. P, consult program office before enrolling.
(Identical with ANAT 588, BIOC 588, MCB 588, and PSIO 588)

589. Principles of Systems Neurobiology (4) II Detailed
introduction to the organization, physiology, and function of
neural systems, emphasizing sensory systems, motor control,
integration, and plasticity. P, 588, consult program office
before enrolling. (Identical with ANAT 589 and PSIO 589)

595. Colloquium
a.* Antennal Lobe (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S
b.* Developmental Neurobiology (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S
c.* Neurophysiology (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S
d.* Brain, Behavior and Computation (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S
e.* Neurobiology (1) [Rpt./6 units] I II S

695. Colloquium
e. Science, Society and Ethics (1) II (Identical with MCB 695e,
which is home)

700. Methods in Neuroscience (3) I II S [Rpt.] Research rotations
in the laboratories of faculty members within the neuroscience
program. Consult neuroscience program office before enrolling.

701. Communication in Neuroscience (2) II Preparation of an
essay, and instruction in scientific writing. Open to majors
only. P, consult neuroscience program office before enrolling.

 


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