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BIO304: Integrative Animal Physiology I - Principles of cell physiology, and the physiology of neurons, the sensory nervous system, and muscle.

Videos and Animations

Neurons: Animated Cellular & Molecular ConceptsNeurons: Animated Cellular & Molecular Concepts


Supplemental Readings

Lopez-Munoz, F., Boya, J., & Alamo, C. (2006). Neuron theory, the cornerstone of neuroscience, on the centenary of the Nobel Prize award to Santiago Ramon y CajalBrain Research Bulletin, 70, 391–405. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2006.07.010

Guillery, R.W. (2005). Observations of synaptic structures: origins of the neuron doctrine and its current status Phil.Trans. R. Soc. B, 360, 1281–1307. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1459

Flourescent Dyes - An Overview

Livet, J., Weissman, T., Kang, H., Draft, R., Lu, J., Bennis, R., Sanes, J., & Lichtman, J. (2007). Transgenic strategies for combinatorial expression of fluorescent proteins in the nervous system. Nature, 450: 56-62. doi: 10.1038/nature06293

Pan, Y., Freundlich, T., Weissman, T., Schoppik, D., Wang, X., Zimmerman, S., Ciruna, B., Sanes, J., Lichtman, J., & Schier, A. (2013). Zebrabow: multispectral cell labeling for cell tracing and lineage analysis in zebrafish. Development, 140(13): 2835-2846. doi: 10.1242/dev.094631

Hampel, S., Chung, P., McKellar, C., Hall, D., Looger, L., & Simpson, J. (2011). Drosophila Brainbow: a recombinase-based fluorescence labeling technique to subdivide neural expression patterns. Nature Methods, 8: 253-259. doi: 10.1038.nmeth.1566