Principal Investigator

Lizabeth M. Romanski, Ph.D. University of Rochester work Box 603 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 office: MC 6-8539 p (585) 273-1469 f (585) 276-5334


NSC 592 - Neuroscience Journal Club

Spring Semester, 1 Cr.

Course Director

NSC 531 - Integrative and Systems Neuroscience

Spring Semester, 6 Cr.


Course Description: This course provides a critical overview of current knowledge of systems neuroscience. Topics include an functional connectivity, neurophysiology, behavioral measures of sensory and motor systems, limbic and hypothalamic systems, memory and attention.

NSC 512 - Cellular Neuroscience

Fall Semester, 6 Cr.


Course Description: This is a comprehensive course covering a broad range of topics: identification and characterization of cellular components of the nervous system; electrical properties of neurons; development of membrane potentials and signal propagation; molecular properties of ion channels and their role in neuronal signaling; organization of the nervous system; regional neuroanatomy of brain, brain stem, and spinal cord; anatomy of sensory, motor, and regulatory systems; synaptic receptors and channels: signal transduction; modulation of synapses and simple memory mechanisms; biochemical and pharmacological properties of synaptic receptors; neurotransmitter synthesis and transport; excitatory and inhibitory amino acids; development of the nervous system and genesis of neurons and glia; neurotrophic factors and neuronal migration; axonal path-finding; and plasticity and synaptic rearrangement.

ANA 525 - Mind, Brain, & Behavior

Fall Semester, 8 Cr.


Course Description: This nine-week course provides a multidisciplinary overview of the structures, functions, and dysfunctions of the human nervous system, integrating both basic and clinical sciences. Basic science portions of this course include the disciplines of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuro- and psychopathology, and neuro- and psychopharmacology. The basic science material is fully integrated with the clinical disciplines of neurology and psychiatry. Overview lectures, problem-based learning sessions, and laboratory exercises introduce students to the basic and clinical sciences underlying neurological and psychiatric disorders. This course provides a foundation for students interested in understanding and teaching neuroscience in undergraduate, graduate, allied health, and medical school settings.