Dr. Ed van Veen teaches in Winter Qtr – Neuroendocrinology of Reproduction (Phy Sci C127/CM227, Neurobiology M227, 4 credits, MW 2 – 3:50 pm). Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: PhySci 111B. Letter grading. This is an upper division undergraduate course (C127) taught concurrently with a graduate course on the same topic (CM227/M227). Understanding of reproductive neuroendocrinology throughout mammalian lifespan, with emphasis as appropriate on human condition. Discussion of general concepts of endocrine feedback and feed-forward loops, sexual differentiation, and structure and function for components of hypothalamo-pituitary gonadal axis. Exploration of sex differences in physiology and disease. Note: If you are interested in taking this course and were not able to register, please attend the first class meeting to discuss enrollment options with Drs. van Veen and Schlinger.
Dr. Stephanie Correa teaches in Spring Qtr – Foundations in Physiological Science (Phy Sci 111B, MWF 10-11:50) Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours. Requisites: course 111A, Chemistry 14D or 30B. Students must receive grade of C or better to proceed to next course in series. Introduction to principles of systems physiology, including endocrinology, transport physiology, and cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology. Letter grading. Dr. Correa teaches the endocrinology module in Weeks 1, 2, and 3. Dr. Correa is the course coordinator.
Megan Massa teaches in Spring Qtr – Sex, Gender, and Feeding – Intersections in the Brain (PhySci 98TW, MW 2-3:15 pm) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: English Composition 3. Freshmen/sophomores preferred. Using papers investigating sex and/or gender contributions to feeding, exploration of how (neuro)science benefits from interdisciplinary study. Students gain confidence interpreting data, appreciation for scientific process, and insight into how science and society impact one another. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Satisfies a GE Foundations of Scientific Inquiry – Life Sciences Credit. Letter grading.