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BIONB 1220

The First-Year Writing Seminar is about introducing concepts in neuroscience and behavior and writing extensively about them. Topics vary by section. view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: How Animals Communicate

  • 17842BIONB 1220  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Pardo, M

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

BIONB 2220

An introduction to neuroscience: the structure and function of the nervous system of humans and other animals. Topics include the cellular and molecular basis for cell signaling, the functions of neurons ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3052BIONB 2220  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Dietz, S

  • Prerequisite: one year of college level biology for majors (comparative physiology and/or cell and developmental biology are recommended) and one year of chemistry. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2210. 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week with problem sets and writing assignments (recommended). 4-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc.

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3053BIONB 2220  LEC 002

    • MWF
    • Dietz, S

  •  3054BIONB 2220  DIS 201

  •  3207BIONB 2220  DIS 202

  •  3419BIONB 2220  DIS 203

  •  3420BIONB 2220  DIS 204

  •  3421BIONB 2220  DIS 205

  •  3422BIONB 2220  DIS 206

  •  3423BIONB 2220  DIS 207

  •  4067BIONB 2220  DIS 208

  •  3424BIONB 2220  DIS 209

  •  4182BIONB 2220  DIS 210

BIONB 3215

In this course, we will delve into the neuroscience of gender difference. Reading the original scientific papers and related critical texts, we will ask whether we can find measureable physical differences ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 3210LGBT 3210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4158BIONB 3215  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220, BIOMG 3320, FGSS 2010, LGBT 2290 or permission of instructor. For NBB concentration: this course may be used toward the additional 7 credit requirement, but does not qualify as an advanced course.

BIONB 3280

Surveys the approaches that have been or are currently being used in order to understand the biological bases for learning and memory. Topics include invertebrate, "simple system" approaches, avian song ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 3320

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3221BIONB 3280  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Devoogd, T

BIONB 3690

Why are chilies so spicy? This course examines the chemical basis of interactions between species and is intended for students with a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology. Focuses on the ecology and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 3690ENTOM 3690

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1441BIONB 3690  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Agrawal, A

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

  • Prerequisite: one majors-level biology course and one semester introductory chemistry for majors or nonmajors or equivalents, or permission of instructor.

BIONB 4140

Undergraduate course surveying system- and organ-related aspects of pharmacology. Topics include mechanisms of drug action; drug disposition; pharmacokinetics; autonomic pharmacology; pharmacology ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOAP 4140BIOMS 4140

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3412BIONB 4140  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: Animal Physiology (BIOAP 3110) or Human Anatomy and Physiology (NS 3410).

BIONB 4200

Courses on selected topics in neurobiology and behavior; can include lecture and seminar courses. Topics vary by section; see Class Roster. view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 1212

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Music on the Brain

  •  4284BIONB 4200  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hoy, R

      Lewandowski, A

  • We will explore How and Why music “works” from neurocognitive perspectives and from music analysis and its elements. We will examine music you feel deeply about as well as the music of “Others,” including world music and animal communication signals. You will also compose musical examples of your own. Prerequisites: None.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Neural Network Applications in Neuroscience

  • 17035BIONB 4200  LEC 002

  • This course covers neural network models including but not limited to Hopfield networks, reinforcement learning, backpropagation and their applications to neuroscience. The course will include student presentations, discussions and practical applications.

BIONB 4300

Experiments include PCR, immunoprecipitations, western blots, RNAi, antibody staining, optogenetics, and behavioral assays. Experiments emphasize how molecular techniques can be applied to studying ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3403BIONB 4300  LAB 401

    • T
    • Deitcher, D

  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3310. Recommended prerequisite: BIOMG 2801. The lab is open until 5:00 pm for additional work. Labs frequently last to 1 or 2 PM but it is possible to attend one class on Tuesday if it meets after 11 AM as the experiments have incubation steps or other breaks. But plan on returning after class to finish the experiments. A section on Thursday will be scheduled after the course begins. If you have additional questions please contact me at dld14@cornell.edu.

BIONB 4310

Our genes influence how we behave. This lecture course explores the current understanding of how genes influence the behavior of a variety of animals, including humans. Topics include the genetic basis ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16154BIONB 4310  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Fetcho, J

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220.

BIONB 4350

Examination of the neural, behavioral, and developmental processes by which the thousands of bees in a honey bee colony function as an integrated unit at the group level. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16155BIONB 4350  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Seeley, T

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2210.

BIONB 4370

This class examines the neural circuits of motivated behavior and reward, and involves the critical reading and discussion of classic and contemporary papers in this subject. Topics include neural processes ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16156BIONB 4370  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Warden, M

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220.

BIONB 4460

How do plants respond to antagonists, such as herbivores and pathogens? What are the checks and balances that keep mutualist organisms in their tight interactions? How are symbioses organized on molecular, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 4460PLSCI 4460

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4071BIONB 4460  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Pawlowska, T

      Raguso, R

BIONB 4461

Laboratory course covering topics presented in BIOEE 4460/BIONB 4460/PLSCI 4460. view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 4461PLSCI 4461

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  4074BIONB 4461  LAB 401

    • R
    • Pawlowska, T

      Raguso, R

  • 17690BIONB 4461  LAB 402

    • M
    • Raguso, R

BIONB 4530

Advanced course in evolutionary biology focusing on the pattern and process of speciation and the nature and origin of behavioral, morphological, physiological, and ecological traits that form the intrinsic ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 4530

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16281BIONB 4530  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Shaw, K

BIONB 4910

Laboratory-oriented course designed to teach the concepts and tools of cellular neurophysiology through hands-on experience with extracellular and intracellular electrophysiological techniques, and computer ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BME 4910ECE 4910

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1817BIONB 4910  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Johnson, B

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

  •  1818BIONB 4910  LAB 401

    • M
    • Johnson, B

  •  1819BIONB 4910  LAB 402

    • T
    • Johnson, B

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

BIONB 4980

Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and assisting in biology courses.  This experience may include supervised participation in a ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1820BIONB 4980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Students must register using individual study form. Enrollment form can be found here: https://dust.cals.cornell.edu/IndStudyPolicy.aspx.

BIONB 7200

Designed to provide several study groups each semester on specialized topics. A group may meet for whatever period is judged adequate to enable coverage of the selected topics. Discussion of current literature ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Advanced Topics in Sciencing for Neurobiology&Beh

  •  4425BIONB 7200  LEC 001

  • Open to graduate students. Permission of instructor required for undergraduates.

BIONB 7201

A weekly journal club-style discussion. Graduate students may be expected to present a summary of their research or a summary of research in the literature related to their thesis once per year. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1821BIONB 7201  DIS 201

    • T
    • Reeve, H

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

BIONB 7202

A weekly journal club-style discussion. Graduate students may be expected to present a summary of their research or a summary of research in the literature related to their thesis once per year. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1822BIONB 7202  DIS 201

    • F
    • Fetcho, J

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

BIONB 7210

Designed to assist students in mapping their graduate careers and in choosing and pursuing transformative and tractable thesis topics. The core of the course will be open-ended discussions directed by ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4292BIONB 7210  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Webster, M

  • Requirement for: graduate students in neurobiology and behavior. Corequisite: BIONB 2210 and 2220.

BIONB 7640

Group intensive study of current research in plant-insect interactions. Topics vary from semester to semester but include chemical defense, coevolution, insect community structure, population regulation, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2965BIONB 7640  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Agrawal, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

  • Permission of instructor required for undergraduate students. May be repeated for credit.