Neuroscience Senior Comprehensive Exam Schedule and Papers

Spring 2018

No talks or presentations have been scheduled yet. Seniors should leave Thursday at 4:30 in their schedule open for talks. We anticipate thesis presentations in Late April / early May. If you miss a talk you must write a paper to make up the absence.


Papers for the Written Exam

***See the instructions for more details***

The exam will consist of questions based on the following two papers:


Estrada CM, Ghisays V, Nguyen ET, Caldwell JL, Streicher J, Solomon MB. (2017) Estrogen signaling in the medial amygdala decreases emotional stress responses and obesity in ovariectomized rats. Hormones and Behavior, 98:33-44. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.12.002

Juhyun Kim, Ethan G. Hughes, Ashwin S. Shetty, Paola Arlotta, Loyal A. Goff, Dwight E. Bergles, and Solange P.  Brown. (2017) Neurobiology of Disease Changes in the Excitability of Neocortical Neurons in a Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Are Not Specific to Corticospinal Neurons and Are Modulated by Advancing Disease. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(37): 9037-9053. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0811-17.2017.

**Note: Questions will NOT address data or concepts related to Figures 8 or 9 in the Kim et al. article. Students should not focus on those aspects of the paper.


The examination will begin at 1pm of February 4th. The location will be announced shortly. The examination period will be 2 hours.

There will be no rescheduling without medical or legal documentation.