Undergraduate Education

Prof. Murthy served as the Head Tutor of the Neurobiology concentration at Harvard College from 2008 to 2017. It is currently the most popular major in life sciences at Harvard.


Prof. Murthy teaches courses at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.


MCB80: Neurobiology of Behavior
This general, introductory course highlights the ways in which the brain controls mental activities.

FRSEMR 50F: Artificial and Natural Intelligence
This Freshman Seminar is for incoming Harvard College students, and is meant as a broad introduction to AI and neuroscience. Only for Harvard College freshman.


MCB115: Cellular basis of neuronal function
This course is for advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students, and focuses on basic physiology, cell biology and biophysics of neurons.

MCB 292: Cellular Biology, Neurobiology and Developmental Biology
This course is for graduate students as an advanced survey of the three titular topics.