9.18 Developmental Neurobiology

Class Info

Considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of neural systems, and the contributions of experience to shaping brain structure and function. Topics include: neural induction and pattern formation, cell lineage and fate determination, neuronal migration, axon guidance, synapse formation and stabilization, activity-dependent development and critical periods, development of behavior. In addition to final exam, analysis and presentation of research papers required for final grade. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Students taking graduate version complete additional readings that will be addressed in their mid-term and final exams.

This class has 9.01, 7.03, and 7.05 as prerequisites.

9.18 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by E. Nedivi and M. Heiman.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 46-3015.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Developmental Neurobiology site or on the 9.18 Stellar site.

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