MCB 461
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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ABOUT MCB 461 / NEUR 461

Welcome to MCB 461 / NEUR 461 (Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology).

MCB 461 / NEUR 461 (Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology). MCB 461 / NEUR 461 is one of the two core Neuroscience classes offered graduate and undergraduate students with strong neuroscience interests. MCB 461 is designed as an in-depth foundation course that covers up-to-date cellular and molecular neurobiology (including basic principles of neuronal function, signaling, plasticity, and development). In addition, known or postulated cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases and disorders will be heavily explored through active discussion on the latest scientific research.

Prerequisite: MCB 252 and credit, or concurrent registration of 314 or consent of instructor.

The other core Neuroscience class is MCB 462 / NEUR 462 (Integrative Neuroscience). Since MCB 462 / NEUR 462 offers an in-depth highly complementary foundation of system and integrative neuroscience, concurrent registration of this class with MCB 462 / NEUR 462 is recommended (but not required) for the incoming graduate students in the Neuroscience program or the MCB graduate program with strong Neuroscience interest. For more information about MCB 462 / NEUR 462, please visit its website. Address:

For more information about this course, please contact the course instructor Dr. Hee Jung Chung (