Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience

科目ナンバリング G-BIO11 51035 LE63 開講年度・開講期 2022 ・ 前期集中
単位数 1 単位 授業形態 講義
配当学年 修士 対象学生
使用言語 英語 曜時限 集中
教員 HEJNA, James (生命科学研究科 特命教授)
碓井 理夫 (生命科学研究科 講師)
見学 美根子 (高等研究院 教授)
王 丹 (生命科学研究科 客員准教授)
垣塚 彰 (生命科学研究科 教授)
今吉 格 (生命科学研究科 教授)
林 康紀 (医学研究科 教授)
授業の概要・目的 This course will be a joint course offered by the Graduate School of Biostudies and the University of California, San Diego, to provide cutting-edge lectures by world-class neuroscientists and discussions by students, based on assigned reading, to expand learning opportunities beyond the confines of a single campus. Lectures will be broadcast by live satellite links between classrooms in San Diego and Kyoto. The course is intended for advanced students. It is imperative that students should have a very solid background in neurobiology. Highly motivated Masters students will be admitted at the discretion of the course organizers.

Doctoral students in the Graduate School of Biostudies and Students from the Graduate School of Medicine may audit the course, and are welcome to attend, but without academic credits.
到達目標 Students will be exposed to cutting-edge neuroscience. You will be expected to follow up on these lectures by doing your own independent reading.
Grading will be based on attendance and participation, demonstrating a growing sophistication in comprehension and fluency in neuroscience. Grading will take into consideration differences in individual student backgrounds.
授業計画と内容 Lectures and lecturers are subject to change.
Lecture Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Lecture Room: Small Seminar Room in Science Frontier Lab 1F and via Zoom.

A total of 6 joint lectures are envisioned, beginning on April 12, and running weekly, with May 31 designated as a Kyoto-only lecture, due to a holiday in San Diego. The last lecture is planned for June 7. Lectures held on April 5 and May 3 in San Diego will be recorded, so that Kyoto students can watch them at a later time. Alternatively, since lectures will be via Zoom, students are welcome to attend, even on official holidays, via the Zoom link.

Tentative Lecture Schedule:

April 5 (Shelley Halpain, UCSD, recorded for Kyoto students)
April 12 (Takaki Komiyama, UCSD)
April 19 (Yasunori Hayashi, Kyoto University)
April 26 (Ohtan Wang, Kyoto University)
May 3 (Byungkook Lim, UCSD, recorded for Kyoto students)
May 10 (Jing Wang, UCSD)
May 17 (Tadao Usui, Kyoto University)
May 24 (Itaru Imayoshi, Kyoto University)
May 31 (Akira Kakizuka, Kyoto University, recorded for UCSD students)
June 7 (Mineko Kengaku, Kyoto University, recorded for UCSD students)

The finalized lecture schedule will be announced later, through the GSB administrative office.
成績評価の方法・観点 Attendance and active participation. There will be a short writing assignment based on one of the lectures, such as a short (1-2 pages, in English) summary of current research in a field that was covered in one of the lectures. In addition, students will be required to submit 1 written question after each respective lecture.
履修要件 Students should have a solid background in cellular and neurobiology.
Further details will be announced in the first lecture.
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 Students are expected to do substantial independent reading outside of class. Some of this will be to review and consolidate background knowledge. Some reading will be to explore new interests that are triggered by the lectures.
Outside reading make require 2-3 hours per week.
教科書 Any neuroscience textbook, like Purves et al. Neuroscience, 4th ed. will be helpful.

Background articles to accompany each lecture will be posted on PandA to allow students to prepare for each lecture in advance.
参考書等 Any comprehensive undergraduate textbook in neurobiology, for background and review.