NS 219 Neuroinflammation (2016)

Module: 2
Sponsoring Program: Neuroscience
Administrator: Pat Veitch

Course Number: NS 219
Course Name: Neuroinflammation
Units: 3
Grading Option: S/U
Course Director: Li Gan

Additional Course Director(s): Susanna Rosi
Room Number: TBA
Campus: Mission Bay
Schedule: April 18-May 6, 2016;  MWF 9:00-11:00 am
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Class Size: 12

Course Description:  Neuroinflammation begins as a host defense mechanism associated with neutralization of an insult and restoration of normal structure and function, similar to inflammation in peripheral organs. However, if neuroinflammation is not regulated, it can result in a self-propagating and deleterious process. Neuroinflammation  is an important element common to many neurological conditions associated with loss of neurological functions.  At the end of this course, students should have an up-to-date, fundamental understanding of neuroinflammation and its relevance to neurological disorders. This class will meet three times a week for 2-3 hours each day to have in depth discussions on current research papers (normally 2 papers per class) that are of relevance for the course topic.