BI 485 Research in Neuroscience Lab (Fall/Spring: 3)
BI 204 and BI 304.
Satisfies the advanced experience requirement for the Biology major. Lab
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.
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