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BIOL 446: Neuroscience Seminar in Germany

(27 May-23 June 2015)



  • Led by Dr. Christopher Korey and Dr. Michael Ruscio of the College of Charleston
  • Traveled to Berlin (27 May-13 June) and Munich (13 June-23 June)
  • Visited the Munich Center for Neurosciences – Ludwig-Mazimillians-Universität (MCN-LMU) and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (joint institution of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Learned from leading researchers and their students through lectures, laboratory tours, and demonstrations


Required Readings:

  • Kovács, R., Raue, C., Gabriel, S., & Heinemann, U. (2011). Functional test of multidrug transporter activity in hippocampal–neocortical brain slices from epileptic patients. Journal of neuroscience methods200(2), 164-172.
  • Schmidt, Y., Labuz, D., Heppenstall, P. A., & Machelska, H. (2012). Cutaneous nociceptors lack sensitisation, but reveal mu-opioid receptor-mediated reduction in excitability to mechanical stimulation in neuropathy. Mol Pain8(1), 81-81.
  • Schuchmann, S., Schmitz, D., Rivera, C., Vanhatalo, S., Salmen, B., Mackie, K., ... & Kaila, K. (2006). Experimental febrile seizures are precipitated by a hyperthermia-induced respiratory alkalosis. Nature medicine12(7), 817-823.
  • Alle, H., Roth, A., & Geiger, J. R. (2009). Energy-efficient action potentials in hippocampal mossy fibers. Science325(5946), 1405-1408.
  • Wullimann, M. F. (2009). Secondary neurogenesis and telencephalic organization in zebrafish and mice: a brief review. Integrative zoology4(1), 123-133.
  • Straka, H., & Dieringer, N. (2004). Basic organization principles of the VOR: lessons from frogs. Progress in neurobiology73(4), 259-309.
  • Grothe, B. (2003). New roles for synaptic inhibition in sound localization. Nature Reviews Neuroscience4(7), 540-550.



Note: For a discussion of study abroad opportunities for undergraduates interested in the field of neuroscience, Dr. Ruscio, Dr. Korey, and Anette Birck wrote an article entitled "Neuroscience and Global Learning" that in part discusses this course.


DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.