The program in Neurobiology offers courses and research opportunities in areas of contemporary neurobiology, including: synaptic morphology and neurotransmission; genetic and hormonal control of neural development;sensory physiology, including retinal circuitry and neurochemistry, as well as olfactory processing; and neuroendocrinology, specifically hormonal control of behavior. The organisms under investigation include C.elegans, crayfish, lobster, turtle, mudpuppy, goldfish, chicken, rat, mouse, and ferret. An interdepartmental Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience is being developed to enrich the intellectual environment for neuroscientists at Boston University with course offerings, a weekly seminar series, and research expertise from faculty representing theDepartments of Biology, Psychology, Cognitive and Neural Systems, and Mathematics, as well as the Colleges of Engineering, Health Sciences, and Medicine.
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