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.


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Washington University's Program in Neuroscience ranks among the top programs globally (US News).

The 2020-21 Admission Season for the Neuroscience Program is fully online!
The application deadline for Washington University's Program in Neuroscience is December 1, 2020.

Interviews will be online in January and February, and we will introduce you to current students and faculty.

Contact Sally Vogt (vogts@wustl.edu) with questions or refer to the DBBS Admissions webpage.

Monica Xiong was named the 2020 People's Choice winner in the Mark S. Wrighton Graduate Student Research Award in Aging competition. This newly instituted award recognizes graduate students who show outstanding promise as researchers on topics relevant to older adults and aging society.

The winners of the 43rd Annual James L. O’Leary Prize Competition for Research in Neuroscience for 2020 are Alexander Cammack, graduate student and trainee in the Timothy Miller laboratory (Neurology), and Zhikai Liu, graduate student and trainee in the Martha Bagnall and Tim Holy laboratories (Neuroscience).

DBBS and MSTP are proud to announce the 2020 Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellow, Dr. Donghoon (Jerry) Lee (Tim Holy Laboratory). We are very proud of Dr. Lee’s accomplishments and look forward to his future achievements! The Olin Fellowships were created by a generous gift from the Olin Foundation. The purpose of the gift is to promote the training of doctoral students in the biomedical sciences. In recognition of this gift, the Medical Scientist Training Program established the Olin Fellowships in 1987. Olin Fellows are “recognized for past achievement and the promise of a distinguished career in the biomedical sciences”. The Olin Fellowship is the highest award accorded a student by the Division.

See also the Office of Neuroscience Research

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