The aim of this graduate course is to discuss current issues in developmental neurobiology. Topics will include: cell fate decisions in the nervous system; axon guidance/cell migrations; synaptogenesis, neuronal function; genetic analysis of behavior, learning & memory & genetic models of neurodegenerative diseases. The format will consist of 1 2 hour class/week. Each class will consist of a lecture component and presentations from students. Students will be assessed using two criteria: presentation of current papers from the literature and an NSERC style grant on a topic discussed in class.