Application Deadline: Rolling admissions starting March 1, 2018.
This intensive new course is designed to emphasize the major ways that scientists trained in the physical and information sciences contribute to the advance of neuroscience. Topics covered will range from cellular biophysics to systems neuroscience, including core methods of electrophysiology as well as imaging methods for the study of single neurons, networks of neurons, and human brain dynamics during execution of behavioral computations. The course will be unique in its focus on neural dynamics at several scales of complexity – cells, circuits, intact brains – and the combination of didactic lectures and laboratory exercises, including cellular biophysics, synaptic interactions and plasticity in neuronal networks, and fMRI imaging of targeted brain regions in human subjects. The capstone of this course will be one-week student-designed research projects integrating concepts and methodologies encountered during the initial formal lectures and laboratory exercises. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.