Fall 2016: MCB 290 - Ion channels: biophysics to biology

Tuesdays 5pm - Barker 301

Syllabus

Week 1 (8/30) Introduction and course organization

Week 2 (9/6) Touch

presenter: Cameron

Zhao et al. Neuron 2016 & Akyuz & Holt Neuron 2016 (commentary)

Ranade et al. Nature 2014

Week 3 (9/13) Proprioception

presenter: Carolyn

Woo et al. Nature Neuroscience 2015

Hong et al. Neuron 2016

Week 4 (9/20) No class

Week 5 (9/27) Hearing & balance

presenter: 

Beurg et al. PNAS 2016 & Ashmore et al. PNAS 2016 (commentary)

Wang et al. Neuron 2016

Week 6 (10/4) Pain

presenter: Nick

Osteen et al. Nature 2016

Weng et al. Neuron 2015 & Weyer & Stucky Neuron 2016 (commentary)

Week 7 (10/11) Thermosensation

presenter: Rose

Tan & McNaughton, Nature 2016

Arrigoni et al. Cell 2016

Week 8 (10/18) Volume regulation

presenter: Robert

Syeda et al. Cell 2016

Voss et al. Science 2014

Week 9 (10/25) Applications

presenter: Dan

Zhang et al. Elife 2016

Govorunova et al. Science 2015 & Berndt & Deisseroth Science 2015 (commentary)

Week 10 (11/1) Localization and function

presenter: Ryan

Zhang et al. Cell 2016 & Abella & Way Cell 2016 (commentary)

Calvo et al. eLife 2016

Week 11 (11/8) Selectivity

presenter: Dom

Baconguis et al. Cell 2014

Li et al. Nature Neuroscience 2015Bean Nature Neuroscience 2015 (commentary)

Week 12 (11/22) Modulation and plasticity

presenter: Justine

Twomey et al. Science 2016

Constals et al. Neuron 2015

Week 14 (11/29) Intracellular channels

Shang, Zhu, Liu et al. JCB 2016 & Gu & Xu, JCB 2016 (commentary)

Cang et al. Cell 2015