UC Davis Courses Taught


  • NPB 100—Neurobiology. Brains and nervous systems, neurons and neural circuits. Coordination of movement. Development of nervous systems. Vision, hearing, and feature extraction by the central nervous system. The cell biology of learning and memory. Perception, cognition, and disorders of the brain.

  • NPB 101—Systemic Physiology. Systemic physiology with emphasis on aspects of human physiology. Functions of major organ systems, with the structure of those systems described as a basis for understanding the functions.  

  • NPB 110C—Foundations: Physiology. Focuses on the structure, function, and interactions of human and other animal organ systems in homeostasis and reproduction, and the response to perturbations of homeostasis; neural and endocrine signaling; skeletal muscle and movement; cardiovascular and respiratory systems; renal, digestive, immune, and reproductive physiology.


  • NSC 201 - Neuroanatomy. Lectures, demonstrations, and dissections emphasizing functional significance of neuroanatomy from a biological perspective, with comparisons between human and non-human brains. Emphasis placed on functional anatomy of the nervous system, integrated with cellular, molecular, cognitive and developmental concepts.
  • NSC 222 - Systems Neuroscience. Advanced course covering the integrative and information-processing aspects of nervous system organization. Topics include sensory systems, motor function, sensorimotor integration, the limbic system, and the neurobiology of learning and memory. 
  • NSC 261B – Topics in Vision: Systems, Psychophysics, Computational Models. Functions of the central visual pathways and their underlying mechanisms. Recent research on aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, electrophysiology, and psychophysics, development, and genetics of the visual system.


Links to Specialty Courses:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory