Course-based Undergrad Research: Investigating a Schizophrenia-linked Gene and its Role in Neural Development
Students in this seminar experience first-hand how to perform neuroscience research. Students analyze the morphology of motor neurons and score motor behavior in transgenic and mutant C. elegans worms using brightfield and fluorescence microscopy. The results from this class may provide insight about the signaling pathway and neural developmental role of DISC1, a gene highly associated with schizophrenia and other major human mental diseases.
Next class scheduled: To be announced