Bio 4780 Course Materials

Instructor: Yehuda Ben-Shahar

Lecture

Date

Topic-(pptx files)

Readings

Papers

1 8/31/17 Introduction
2 9/7/17 Behaving without a “brain" I Preer;; Kung; Pawn
3 9/14/17 The Worm Brenner; Kaletta; sdarticle-49
4 9/21/17 The fruit fly I: Biology, genetic principles, and screens
5 9/28/17 The fruit fly II (Exam I) Preer; Kung Paper I due
6 10/5/17 Courtship and mating behavior; Natural Variations Dickson; Baker; Mackay
7 10/12/17 Sociogenetics: The honey bee Smith
8 10/19/17 The mouse Duncan
9 10/26/17 Learning and Memory Kandel, Waddell
10 11/2/17 The genetics of mammalian social behaviors/ Aggression and anti-social behaviors Donaldson; Popova
11 11/9/17 No Class (Take home Exam II) Paper II is due
12 11/16/17 Anxiety and depression Burmeister
13 11/23/17 Thanksgiving Break
14 11/30/17 Biological clocks and sleep
15 12/7/17 Behavioral epigenetics and imprinting (Exam III) Miller Paper III is due

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