Educational Course

Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, Elizabeth Heller, & Hao Wu

CAMB / NGG 713 (Fall)

This course intends to bring students up to date concerning our understanding of Neural Epigenetics. It is based on assigned topics and readings covering a variety of experimental systems and concepts in the field of Neuroepigenetics, formal presentations by individual students, critical evaluation of primary data, and in-depth discussion of potential issues and future directions, with goals to 1) review basic concepts of epigenetics in the context of neuroscience; 2) learn to critically evaluate a topic (not a single paper) and set the premise; 3) improve experimental design and enhance rigor and reproducibility; 4) catch up with the most recent development in neuroepigenetics; and finally, develop professional presentation skills – be a story teller.