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.


Xitong Liang, a graduate student co-mentored by Drs. Paul Taghert and Tim Holy, has been awarded a Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship. 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 of Biology & Biomedical Sciences. 

The winners of the 41st Annual James L. O’Leary Prizes for Research in Neuroscience for 2018 are Mariah Hoye, graduate student in the Biochemistry Program and trainee in the Tim Miller lab (Neurology) and Sarah Kaufman, MD/PhD student in the Neuroscience Program and trainee in the Marc Diamond lab (Neurology).

See also the Office of Neuroscience Research