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Donaldson, Zoe Rebecca Assistant Professor

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  • social behavior

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  • MCDB 4100 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 3135 and MCDB 3145 (minimum grade C-).
  • MCDB 4420 - Genetics of Brain and Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines the genetic underpinnings of animal behavior, including an examination of behavioral evolution and the use of genes as tools to examine neural architecture. We will cover topics including foraging, social behavior, personality, parental care and fear. We will explore these behaviors at multiple levels, including genomics, population genetics, molecular genetics, epigenetics, endocrinology and neurobiology. Fulfills MCDB scientific reasoning requirement. Same as NRSC 4420.
  • MCDB 4980 - Honors Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides faculty-supervised research for students who have been approved by the departmental honors committee. Normally taken during the semester before completion of the honors thesis. Recommended prerequisite: MCDB 4840 or comparable research experience, and minimum GPA of 3.20.
  • MCDB 4990 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Involves the preparation and defense of an honors thesis, based on faculty-supervised original research, including final phases of the research project. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 4840 or MCDB 4980 or comparable research experience, and minimum GPA of 3.3 and approval by the MCDB Honors Committee.
  • MCDB 6000 - Introduction to Laboratory Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Introduces methodology and techniques used in biological research. Designed as a tutorial between a few students and one faculty member. Students are expected to read original research papers, discuss findings, and to plan and execute experiments in selected areas. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • NRSC 4011 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Senior Thesis credits are available for students during the semester that they write and defend a departmental Honors Thesis. A neuroscience honors thesis must be based on an empirical research project that the student directs/participates in under guidance from a faculty member. Contact the neuroscience director for further information.
  • NRSC 4420 - Genetics of Brain and Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines the genetic underpinnings of animal behavior, including an examination of behavioral evolution and the use of genes as tools to examine neural architecture. We will cover topics including foraging, social behavior, personality, parental care and fear. We will explore these behaviors at multiple levels, including genomics, population genetics, molecular genetics, epigenetics, endocrinology and neurobiology. Fulfills MCDB scientific reasoning requirement. Same as MCDB 4420.
  • NRSC 4561 - Special Topics in Neuroscience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Presents and analyzes special interest topics from the broad and interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. The instructor determines the content of a particular section. Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
  • NRSC 7102 - Topics in Neuroscience
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Advanced seminar dealing with different specialized topics in neuroscience. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

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