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  • Advanced Light Microscopy (BIOL 5394)

    Focuses on theory and techniques in light microscopy covering principles including confocal laser scanning microscopy, multiple photon imaging, FLIM/FCS, FRET, fluorescence microscopy, phase contrast, DIC, 3D rendering, and other advanced optical technologies. Also includes a lab section where students will learn to use advanced epifluorescence and confocal microscopes.

  • Advanced Seminar in Cognitive Processes (PSY 5280/6280)

    Special topics in human learning and memory or in memory and cognitive processes will be considered in detail, emphasizing recent research literature and development of research proposals.

  • Behavioral Neurobiology (BIOL 5893)

    This course examines neurobiological mechanisms of natural animal behaviors (i.e., neuroethology). It uses interactive lectures with a focus on interpreting data, as well as in-depth reading, discussion, and student presentation of original research articles. There are optional textbooks.

  • Bioengineering Principles (AME/BME/CH E 5203)

    Principles of bioengineering for the areas of the biomechanics of solids and fluids, mass transfer, biomaterials, electrical networks, imaging, and ionizing radiation as they apply to the human body.

  • Biomechanics I (BME 5213)

    Introduction to physiological systems with emphasis on structure and function of tissues and organs; application of continuum mechanics to understanding of tissue and organ behavior at microscopic and macroscopic levels; viscoelastic behavior at microscopic and macroscopic levels; viscoelastic and solid biomaterials.

  • Biomechanics II (BME 5223)

    Biofluid mechanics; non-Newtonian behavior of blood and body fluids; basic mechanical properties of muscle, bone, cartilage, and other living tissues; application of continuum mechanics to circulation; growth and change of living organs in response to stress and strain.

  • Biomedical Signals and Systems (BME 5853)

    Comprehensive coverage of topics related to signals in humans. Emphasis on using engineering tools to interpret signals and underlying physiological principles. Focus on emerging engineering technologies, physiological knowledge and clinical application.

  • BioWriting (BIOL 5953)

    This course provides students engaged in research with the information and skills needed to effectively communicate as professional biologists. Students will learn to report the results of their own research in the format of a journal article, conference-style presentation, and poster.

  • Current Topics in Neurobiology (BIOL 5871)

    A seminar course designed to develop a student's abilities to interpret and critically evaluate research in cellular and behavioral neurobiology. Involves both public seminars and journal club style discussions of contemporary literature.

  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (PSY 6643)

    Human neuroimaging and electrophysiology: techniques, theories, and empirical topics.

  • Digital Signal Processing (ECE 5213)

    Discrete-time linear systems, finite duration impulse response digital filters, infinite impulse response digital filters, finite word length effects, spectral analysis, fast Fourier-transforms, two-dimensional signal processing and applications.

  • Hormones and Behavior (BIOL 5813)

    The relationship between hormones and behavior from an evolutionary perspective. Focus on reproductive and social behavior, with coverage of biological rhythms, food and water intake, and learning.

  • Introduction to Matlab Programming for Life Sciences (BIOL 5933)

    Introduce students to the foundational concepts and skills necessary to use Matlab programs for life science research. Topics include acquisition and processing of time-series and spatial data, experimental control, and visual display of data.

  • Introduction to Perceptual and Cognitive Neuroscience (PSY 4253)

    Seminar focusing on specific issues in cognitive science. Topics include memory representation and retrieval, symbol and referent processing, knowledge structure, expert and novice differences, imagery, etc.

  • Multivariate Analysis (BIOL 5943)

    An introduction to the concepts and underpinnings of multivariate statistics used commonly in the life sciences. It includes sections on regression, central tendency, data reduction, cluster analyses, and ordination and treats both parametric and non-parametric approaches.

  • Neural Engineering (BME 5533)

    Principles and technologies of applying engineering to neuroscience, including areas such as neural tissue engineering, models of neural function, neural interface, and neuromodulation technology. Examples of neural engineering systems focus on brain-controlled interface and prosthetic systems currently in development or produced commercially, neurofeedback, and brain stimulation systems for treating disorders such as depression.

  • Neurobiology (BIOL 5833)

    Advanced examination of cellular and behavioral neurobiology. Topics covered will include membrane biophysics, cellular neurobiology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, sensory processing, movement, and neurobiology of behavior.

  • Neurobiology of Disease (BIOL 5233)

    Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying both normal neuronal function and neuronal disorders. Includes a review of basic concepts in neuroscience through traditional lectures, and reading and discussion of original research articles. Students are required to give oral presentations, write critiques and term papers, and present research posters.

  • Neuromuscular Physiology (HES 6843)

    This course examines the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems and skeletal muscle. Emphasis will be placed on how the central nervous system and motor units respond to conditions such as fatigue, exercise training, vibration, stretching, injury and disease.

  • Programming in R for Biology (BIOL 5923)

    R is a data analysis and graphics platform that has become increasingly popular in the sciences because of its power and versatility. This course provides an introduction to programming using R for applications in the biological sciences, with an emphasis on implementation.

  • Transport in Biological Systems (BME/CH E 5293)

    Theoretical and practical aspects of transport phenomena in living organisms and biomedical technologies. Applications include hemorheology, drug delivery, extracorporeal circulation, and artificial organs.