Molecular Neuroscience


  1. The electrical basis of synaptic integration (between excitatory and inhibitory inputs)
  2. Sodium ion is smaller than potassium ion. Yet potassium channels pass only potassium ions through the membrane. Explain!
  3. Neurotrophins and their receptors: Describe the structure of receptors and how neurotrophins activate them
  4. Adhesion molecules of the immunoglobulin superfamily in neuronal development
  5. Reverse genetic approaches for studying complex traits in mice


  1. Explain why and how a single photon can be detected by a rod cell.
  2. Mechanism of synaptic release of neurotransmitters
  3. Rho family of GTPases and axonal growth
  4. Receptor mechanisms of neurotrophic factors

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