01:447:484 Behavioral and Neural Genetics
Genetics 01:447:380 or Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384 and General Biology Lab 01:119:117 or 01:119:102
Methods of molecular biology are highly recommended. Statistics is also highly recommended.
Using molecular and mouse genetics (genetically modified mice) in research on behavior, memory, and neuron function with an emphasis on the contemporary methods and new discoveries in neuroscience.
Departmental Learning Goals: http://genetics.rutgers.edu/students-academics/undergraduate/learning-goals
Not yet active. Will be at sakai.rutgers.edu
Course Learning Goals
Know the terms, concepts and theories in Behavioral and Neural Genetics. Integrate the material from multiple courses and research. Critically analyze published research articles.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Every student is expected to present (being in the group of 4-6 people) an original published research paper and regularly participate in discussion during every class. They are expected to keep a daily journal detailing their understanding of the readings. Discussions of papers and active participation in classis required for a good grade and counts 20% of the final grade. There are four exams with no final exam. Each exam counts for another 20% of the final grade.
1. Principles of Neural Science, by Kandel, et al. Fifth Edition (2013), (ISBN 978-0-07-139011-8) – Recommended
2. Original research articles posted on Sakai website material - Required.
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.