BI 485 Research in Neuroscience Lab (Fall/Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: BI 204 and BI 304.
Satisfies the advanced experience requirement for the Biology major. Lab fee required.
An introduction to how neuroscience research is conducted, you will learn how to isolate neurons from the chick embryo forebrain, culture them in a sterile environment and use cells in a toxicity test as a model of human neurodegeneration. You will research protection against that toxicity by a natural compound of your own choosing. You will choose that compound after searching the primary literature to develop a hypothesis as to how that compound will protect the neurons against toxic conditions. Basic statistical methods will be used to determine if any neuroprotection by your compound is significant or not.
Joseph Burdo

Last Updated: 27-MAR-13