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BIOL 375: Neuroendocrinology

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

An exploration of reciprocal interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems: how the brain regulates endocrine homeostasis, and how developmental and daily/seasonal changes in hormone levels bring about changes in neural structure and function. These themes will be covered in an integrative manner that includes analysis at molecular, cellular, systems, and organismal levels. Topics will include gonadal hormones and neural sex differences during development and adulthood, the hippocampal-hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal stress axis, circadian and circannual rhythms, neuroendocrine regulation of appetite and thirst, and neuroendocrine regulation of social behaviors.

Prerequisites: Biology I Biology I Lab Biology II Biology II Lab,