Professors Anne Hart and Christopher Moore of Brown University organized an eight day neuro practicum for Brown Neuroscience graduate students and NIH GPP first year students January 5-12, 2013 at the MBL featuring lectures by both Brown and MBL Faculty.
The course provided intensive training in multiple leading methods in Neuroscience research, including behavioral, genomic, pharmacological, optogenetic, microscopy and electrophysiological (intracellular in vitro and extracellular in vivo). Students used four different experimental preparations in models ranging from invertebrate to mammalian systems. Key emphases of the course were hands-on experience and learning appropriate data analysis and handling for the several kinds of measurements taken. Course participants also attended research seminars from other MBL faculty followed by discussion.