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Mark P. Beenhakker

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Office location and address
1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Energy and Neural Circuit Excitability
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
September 01, 2021 – August 31, 2022
MD-PHAR-Energy and Neural Circuit Excitability
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
September 30, 2016 – May 31, 2021
Comparison of Metal-Coordinated Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Epilepsy
Source: Synthonics, Inc.
September 05, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Enhanced excitation and epilepsy with chloride channel
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
December 15, 2011 – November 30, 2014
MD-PHAR Calcium Imaging of Intra-reticular Thalamic Signaling in Absence Epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy Foundation
July 01, 2013 – September 30, 2013
NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Students in Neuroscience major are expected to participate in active research, supervised by a faculty research mentor. The course grade is based on 10 hours/week lab work toward achieving term goals that are determined individually at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to submit a Term Plan one month after the first day of classes and a Progress Report two weeks before the last day of classes.
NESC 3995: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
This course provides opportunities for first and second year students who have not yet declared a major to engage in supervised research activities.
NESC 4970: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
NESC 4980: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
PHAR 7010: Seminar in Pharmacology
Credits: 1
Recent developments in pharmacology are presented by outside speakers at weekly intervals to faculty, staff and students. Students may participate by meeting with the speaker during the day of the seminar. One hour weekly during both the first and second semesters.
PHAR 7020: Seminar in Pharmacology
Credits: 1
Recent developments in pharmacology are presented by outside speakers at weekly intervals to faculty, staff and students. Students may participate by meeting with the speaker during the day of the seminar. One hour weekly during both the first and second semesters.
NESC 9020: Foundations of Cellular Neurophysiology
Credits: 2
We will highlight mechanisms that allow the nervous system to produce complex behaviors, using a bottom-up approach beginning with classical descriptions of ion channels & the mathematical models used to understand their gating properties. We will describe how neurons communicate via chemical and electrical synapses. Finally, we will describe how the specific connections among neurons enable structures in the brain to carry out complex tasks.
NESC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
NESC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, under the supervision of a dissertation director.