Throughout this course, we will discuss key cell processes associated with neurodegerative diseases. While neurological diseases have diverse origins and symptoms, several phenotypes are characteristic across many neurodegerative diseases. We will discuss these hallmarks in detail, starting from initial molecular descriptions through modern findings. In this course, we will cover a range of diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, and Fragile X Syndrome, using primary literature to illustrate important principles. Students will leave the class with a better understanding of the publication process and how to read and understand scientific papers.