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Dauphin Island Sea Lab


Graduate Students



The Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) Introduction to Neurobiology course was created in 1997 by Drs. Paul Gamlin and Kent Keyser to give graduate students a unique and stimulating environment in which to embark on their academic neuroscience research careers. Faculty from the Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, Neurobiology, Psychology and Vision Sciences are involved in the instruction and maintenance of this course.  Students come from UAB, UA, Auburn and USA.  The Sea Lab is located on Dauphin Island, a barrier island surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Sound and the Mobile Bay.  A truly unique experience awaits all those in the pursuit of knowledge!

Undergraduate Students


2014 marked the second time since 2011 course was made available to undergraduates.  

Students from UAB and other universities will be introduced to the fundamental basis of neuronal communication and the neurobiological bases of behavior and use laboratory exercises to learn to form hypotheses and to collect and analyze experimental data to test their hypothesis. 

Topics will include invertebrate and vertebrate neuroanatomy, neurons and glia, resting potentials, action potentials, synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters and receptors, sensory transduction, and sensorimotorintegration.

Prerequisites ‐introductory biology. The following are recommended but not required: general chemistry and general physics; or permission of the instructor.

For more information please contact Dr. Chris Strang or Dr. Anne Theibert .
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