Ben Liebeskind - Your TA for Fall 2010
Our TA for this semester is Ben Liebeskind. Ben is a graduate student in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior graduate program. Ben plays the violin, but now refers to it as a "fiddle" since moving from Portland, OR to Texas. Ben is shown here in the two most common states for graduate students: 1) tired, and 2) frustrated.
Course Instructor: Dr. Michael Markham
You can find out more than you ever wanted to know about your instructor at his web page.
- Air tables are TMC high-performance laboratory tables
- The Microscopes: We use the Olympus BX50 research microscope
- The Amplifier: Dagan's BVC-700A Patch-clamp amplifier
- Software: Wavemetrics IGOR Pro
- Brain slices are prepared with a Leica VT1000 vibrating microtome
A Little Course History
The Neurobiology Laboratory course is an extremely unique opportunity for students to get hands-on-experience using sophisticated state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. The course was developed in 2003 by Dr. Nace Golding and Dr. Bing Zhang. Development of this laboratory, especially purchasing of the equipment was funded by student fees.
The Hall of Fame
Ammon Thompson - TA Fall 2009 / Spring 2020
For the 2009-2010 academic year, our TA was Ammon Thompson , a graduate student in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior graduat program.
Kris Singletary - TA Spring 2009
Kristan Singletary, a graduate student in the Institute for Neuroscience, was the course TA during Spring 2009. You can learn more about here research here.
Andrew George - TA Fall 2008
Meet the one and only Andrew George, a graduate student in Neurobiology. Andrew was the course TA for Fall 2008. Andrew was indispensable in teaching the course and helped to improve the delivery and organization of the course in several important ways.
Andrew has since earned his Ph.D., and taken the next step in his career. Dr. George is now working in the lab of Dr. Bruce Carlson at Washington University