Office in Anatomy–Zoology Building, Room W330
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Special Academic Unit

Michael M. Tamkun, Director

This interdisciplinary graduate research and education program has 28 active faculty participants from 10 departments in 5 colleges. The degree-granting departments are Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Computer Science; Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences; Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology; Occupational Therapy; and Psychology. The program has been named as one of Colorado State University’s Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence. Students interested in systems neuroscience and in the cellular and molecular aspects of the nervous system, including neuronal differentiation, degeneration and regeneration, ion channels and membrane physiology, synaptic mechanisms, neuronal circuitry and chronobiology, sensory biology, systems neurobiology, artificial neural networks, and prion biology are encouraged to apply. Strong undergraduate backgrounds in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics are most appropriate.

Students interested in the program should refer to the Graduate and Professional Bulletin.


Effective Spring 2003 

NB 500Readings in Cellular Neurobiology1
NB 501Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology2
NB 502/CM 502Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology2
NB 503/BMS 503Developmental Neurobiology3
NB 505/BMS 505Neuronal Circuits, Systems and Behavior3
NB 586Practicum-Techniques in Neuroscience II1
NB 793Neuroscience Seminar 12
NB 795Independent StudyVar
Select one from the following: 12
Group Study: Ion Channels
Group Study: Neuronal Growth and Regeneration
Group Study: Topics in Neuroscience
Group Study: Seizures and Epilepsy
Group Study: Neuroendocrine Mechanisms
Total Credits16

Two semesters.