This course introduces students to the phamacology of drug action and the biological models for drug addiction. Students study the molecular, cellular, and neurocircuitry modifications elicited by different classes of drugs, including opiates, cannabinoids, psychostimulants, nicotine, and ethanol. Prerequisites: introductory biology required; cell biology, molecular biology, or neurobiology strongly recommended.
Spring term (23229)
Johanna L. Gutlerner, PhD, Instructor and Associate Director of Curriculum Fellows in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School.
Wednesdays beginning Jan. 30, 5:30-7:30 pm. Optional sections for undergraduate-credit students, required sections for graduate-credit students to be arranged.