Learn about nerve cells and how drugs or disease alter their functioning. We will discuss the organization of neuronal networks that serve major mechanisms, such as hearing and memory. Each lecture will be introduced by a basic neuroscience topic, followed by a discussion of related clinical concepts. This course will contain a mix of new and familiar topics covered in Ralston’s previous classes.
Peter Ralston received his M.D. from UCSF and his clinical training in New York and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University College London. He has held faculty positions at Stanford, the University of Wisconsin, and UCSF, where he directed the medical school course in neuroscience and ran an NIH-supported research lab.