Welcome to the Neuroscience Program at Washington University in St. Louis

Our Program offers outstanding neuroscience education for Ph.D. students and exciting research opportunities for Postdoctoral scientists. The Program includes a broad spectrum of research laboratories that study how the brain works, how it develops and how it malfunctions in disease. We take pride in our friendly and vibrant work environment. Please explore our site to learn about the curriculum, the graduate admissions process, the neuroscience community, and city of St. Louis. Please see the Letter from our Program Directors.


The winners of the 39th Annual James L. O’Leary Prizes for Research in Neuroscience for 2016 are Timothy Laumann, lab of Steve Petersen (Neuropsychology) and Sarah Ackerman, lab of Kelly Monk (Developmental Biology).

See also the Office of Neuroscience Research