Whenever there was a speaker (Instructor or an invited speaker), there were Readings assigned that had to be read by the students. The table below shows some of the Readings. Whenever there was no speaker, key papers were assigned to the students. The students had to make presentations based on these papers. These presentations along with class participation determined the final grade.
All assignments are due 3 weeks after Lec #14 (last lecture).
|LEC #||TOPICS||READING ASSIGNMENTS|
|1||General introduction||McCarthy, M. I., G. R. Abecasis, and L. R. Cardon, et al. “Genome-Wide Association Studies for Complex Traits: Consensus, Uncertainty and Challenges.” Genetics 9 (May 2008): 356-69.|
Powell, S. B., and M. A. Geyer. “Overview of Animal Models of Schizophrenia.” Current Protocols in Neuroscience Unit 9.24 (2007): 1-9.
Einat, H. “Different Behaviors and Different Strains: Potential New Ways to Model Bipolar Disorder.” Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 31 (2007): 850-57.
Cryan J. F., and A. Holmes. “The Ascent of Mouse: Advances in Modelling Human Depression and Anxiety.” Nature Reviews 4 (September 2005): 775-90.
|10||CREB in addiction and depressive behaviors||
Carlezon, W. A., Jr., and M. J. Thomas. “Biological Substrates of Reward and Aversion: A Nucleus Accumbens Activity Hypothesis.” Neuropharmacology 56 (July 15, 2008): 1-11.
Carlezon, W. A., Jr., and C. Konradi. “Understanding the Neurobiological Consequences of Early Exposure to Psychotropic Drugs: Linking Behavior with Molecules.” Neuropharmacology 47 (2004): 47-60.
Nestler, E. J., and W. A. Carlezon, Jr. “The Mesolimbic Dopamine Reward Circuit in Depression.” Biol Psychiatry 59 (2006): 1151-59.