Experimental Molecular Neurobiology

Green fluorescent neuronal cells.

3T3 cells from mice were transfected with a gene encoding for green fluorescent protein (GFP). These glowing cells were products of the 8th week lab session. (Image by Prof. Carlos Lois.)


MIT Course Number


As Taught In

Fall 2006



Cite This Course

Course Description

Course Features

Course Highlights

This course features detailed lab protocols, and many different assignments.

Course Description

Designed for students without previous experience in techniques of cellular and molecular biology, this class teaches basic experimental techniques in cellular and molecular neurobiology. Experimental approaches covered include tissue culture of neuronal cell lines, dissection and culture of brain cells, DNA manipulation, synaptic protein analysis, immunocytochemistry, and fluorescent microscopy.

Related Content

Carlos Lois, and Yasunori Hayashi. 9.12 Experimental Molecular Neurobiology. Fall 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

For more information about using these materials and the Creative Commons license, see our Terms of Use.