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Fall 2017
Jan 18, 2018
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NSCI 495 - Gene Transfer for Neuro Diseas
This course is designed to examine the use of gene transfer approaches to model neurologic diseases and as therapies for these disorders. We will focus on the most commonly employed viral vector platforms and the use of these platforms in modeling neurologic diseases and in gene therapy. Discussions will include an examination of both animal models of disease and human clinical trials. 

Classes will meet once per week for 2 hours. Each class will consist of an overview followed by a discussion of a seminal paper in the topic area for the day. All class members will lead assigned overviews and paper discussions.  All students are expected to read all the material and participate in the discussions.  Class participation is an important graded component of this course.  The course will include a project consisting of a written document and oral presentation addressing a scientific question using a gene therapeutic approach.   

Class meets Tuesdays 3-5pm
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: Undergraduate or graduate neuroscience course. All undergraduate and Masters students are required to obtain permission from the course director.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Neuroscience Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

May not be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      MS in Integrative Neuroscience

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