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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:Social Neurobiology—From Circuits to Societies

  • 17874BIONB 1220  SEM 101

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Beauty in Natural World & Evolution of Desire

  • 17875BIONB 1220  SEM 102

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16687BIONB 2220  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Dietz, S

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2913BIONB 2220  LEC 002

    • MWF
    • Dietz, S

  •  3058BIONB 2220  DIS 201

  •  3252BIONB 2220  DIS 202

  •  3253BIONB 2220  DIS 203

  •  3254BIONB 2220  DIS 204

  •  3255BIONB 2220  DIS 205

  •  3747BIONB 2220  DIS 206

  •  3256BIONB 2220  DIS 207

  •  3840BIONB 2220  DIS 208

    • T
    • Dietz, S

  •  4296BIONB 2220  DIS 209

  • 16677BIONB 2220  DIS 210

  • 18112BIONB 2220  DIS 211

BIONB 3215

Why are boys more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism, and why are women more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression? Are there different "gay" and "straight" brains? And how does brain ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 3210LGBT 3210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3819BIONB 3215  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Dietz, S

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PSYCH 3320

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17600BIONB 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 3690ENTOM 3690

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1384BIONB 3690  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOAP 4140BIOMS 4140

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3249BIONB 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Animal Migration, Navigation & homing: Sense Aspec

  •  3929BIONB 4200  LEC 001

BIONB 4260

Communication is the "glue" that holds societies together. This course examines how and why animals communicate. Topics include the role of the environment in shaping animal signals, whether animals tell ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16700BIONB 4260  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: BIONB 2210. Discussion TBA.

  • 16701BIONB 4260  DIS 201

    • R
    • Webster, M

  • 16702BIONB 4260  DIS 202

  • 16703BIONB 4260  DIS 203

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3240BIONB 4300  LAB 401

  • 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 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 4460PLSCI 4460

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3751BIONB 4460  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Kessler, A

      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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 4461PLSCI 4461

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  3754BIONB 4461  LAB 401

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 4461PLSCI 4461

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  4233BIONB 4461  LAB 402

BIONB 4550

This course will examine the neural and molecular mechanisms of decision making across a variety of animal species and humans. The course involves the critical reading and discussion of classic and contemporary ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16679BIONB 4550  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 and permission of instructor.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1751BIONB 4910  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Johnson, B

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

  •  1753BIONB 4910  LAB 402

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1755BIONB 7201  DIS 201

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1756BIONB 7202  DIS 201

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2829BIONB 7640  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

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