Core Courses
Students in CNET labs are expected to take these two courses, which are taught in alternating years.

       GBS 729 – Translational Approaches in Neurodegeneration. This course uses the field of neurodegeneration as a vehicle for conceptualizing the failures, current challenges, and successes of different translational approaches. This course emphasizes active learning principles by placing students into scenarios of direct relevance to a career in science (e.g., emulation of study section discourse, formal critical debate that happens at international symposia, and informal discussions between colleagues). 
       GBS 700 – Molecular Neurodegeneration. This advanced course covers several of the most important molecules involved in neurodegenerative disease, including Aβ, tau, apoE, TDP-43, α-synuclein, LRRK2, prion protein (PrP), and Huntingtin (HTT). The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of each protein’s normal structure/function and how these are altered in neurodegenerative disease by genetic changes or posttranslational modifications. 
 
Journal Clubs
CNET offers a journal club encompassing the entire range of neurodegenerative disorders every fall, and a series of specialty journal clubs in the spring and summer terms.

       GBS 720  Neurodegeneration Journal Club. Talene Yacoubian and Michelle Gray, Co- Directors. (Fall)
       GBS 793  Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia Journal Club. Jeremy Herskowitz, Director. (Spring)
       GBSC 700  Parkinson’s Disease Journal Club. Laura Volpicelli-Daley, Director. (Summer)
       NBL 776-01 – Innovative Techniques, Methods, and Models in Neuroscience. Ashley Harms and Karen Jaunarajs, Co-Directors. (Spring)