9.12 Experimental Molecular Neurobiology

As taught in: Fall 2006

Green fluorescent neuronal cells.

3T3 cells from mice were transfected with a gene encoding for green fluorescent protein (GFP). These glowing cells were products of the 8th week lab session. (Image by Prof. Carlos Lois.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Carlos Lois

Prof. Yasunori Hayashi

Course Highlights

This course features detailed lab protocols, and many different assignments.

Course Description

Designed for students without previous experience in techniques of cellular and molecular biology, this class teaches basic experimental techniques in cellular and molecular neurobiology. Experimental approaches covered include tissue culture of neuronal cell lines, dissection and culture of brain cells, DNA manipulation, synaptic protein analysis, immunocytochemistry, and fluorescent microscopy.