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Graduate Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience Course Descriptions


NEUR*6000 Principles of Neuroscience

Our understanding of the nervous system has increased dramatically in recent years. It is now possible to describe in detail the complex events that underlie communication within and between neurons. However, even with these advances, we are only at the beginning of being able to understand how the coordinated activity within millions of nerve cells ultimately results in the behaviours we exhibit. The purpose of this course is to introduce Graduates Students in the Neuroscience Program to the fundamentals of neuroscience, including the molecular biology of neurons, neurotransmission and receptors, neurodevelopment and basic neuroanatomy, motor and sensory control, learning and memory and neuronal damage and degeneration. 

This course is designed to ensure that graduate students with diverse neuroscience backgrounds registered in the collaborative specialization in Neuroscience are exposed to the fundamentals in all areas of neuroscience. 

NEUR*6100 Seminar in Neuroscience

This course provides a monthly point of contact for all students in the Collaborative Neuroscience Specialization. Through exposure to a broad scope of research in the field of Neuroscience, students develop the skills to critically evaluate others’ research, as well as their own. Faculty and graduate students in the Collaborative Neuroscience Specialization meet and discuss research interests and progress. The seminar features a mix of invited speakers from other Institutions and from within the University of Guelph community.

2021/2022 Seminar Schedule 3:30PM-5:00PM

Oct 6, 2021           

Dr. Mazyar Fallah, Professor in the Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, Dean of the College of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph (on campus)

Nov 3, 2021           

Dr. Dana G Smith, Freelance Health & Science Writer (on zoom) 

Jan 12, 2022          

Dr. Galen Wright, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, Neuroscience Research Program, Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, Health Sciences Centre and University of Manitoba (on zoom) 

Feb 2, 2022           

Dr. Lewis Wheaton, Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology (on zoom) 

Mar 2, 2022          

Dr. Dionna Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (on zoom)   

April 6, 2022         

Dr. Catharine Winstanley, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia (on zoom)