The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts in
Neuroscience. The course will be broken into four modules; 1. Electrical properties of the
neuron, 2. Synapses and networks, 3. Sensory systems, and 4. Beyond the cell. In addition,
throughout the course there will be a student-led discovery of expression, structure and
function of a gene of interest and how it relates to human disease. Lectures will be
synchronous but also recorded to allow students to work on their own time, and there will
be four each week. I will be checking in to blackboard several times a day during the course
and will hold office hours on Microsoft Teams. You can expect a response from me usually
within a few hours or first thing in the morning if you post later at night.

Instructor: Alicia Ebert, Ph.D.

Live Sessions/Synchronous: Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am EST (these sessions will be recorded and posted on Teams, so attendance is NOT required but recommended for the full course experience)

Syllabus: Introductory Neuroscience Syllabus 2022

UVM Summer Academy Experience: Introductory Neuroscience