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INSPIRE Symposium

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Connor Auditorium, FLTC, 520 S. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63119

Join the Department of Neuroscience for a stimulating symposium by outstanding graduate students.

INSPIRE (Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Seminars by PhD students to Incentivize Research Exchange) is a prestigious symposium sponsored by the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine devoted to advancing research excellence in the early stages of a scientist’s career.

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Lunch will be served. Please register below by Friday, April 28. To present a poster at the INSPIRE Symposium, submit an abstract by April 12.


Maria Ahmed
Advisor: Eleanor “Josie” Clowney, PhD, University of Michigan
Hacking development to test models of sensory coding

Priscilla Ambrosi
Advisor: Talia N. Lerner, PhD, Northwestern University
Striatonigrostriatal circuits for disinhibition of dopamine signaling: New evidence challenges habit formation mechanism

David Brann
Advisor: Sandeep R. Datta, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
A transcriptional rheostat couples past activity to future sensory responses

Salwan Butrus
Advisor: Karthik Shekhar, PhD, UC Berkeley
Vision-dependent specification of cell types and function in the developing cortex

Alex Chen
Advisors: Florian Engert, PhD, Harvard University, and Misha Ahrens, PhD, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Astrocyte-neuron interactions mediating behavioral state transition and fast antidepressant action

Nghia Nguyen
Advisor: Mark Andermann, PhD, Harvard University
Cortical reactivations predict future sensory responses

Julie Ouellette
Advisor: Baptiste Lacoste, PhD, University of Ottawa
Metabolic defects in 16p11.2-deficient mouse brain endothelial cells

I-Hao Wang
Advisor: Paul Greer, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Spatial transcriptomic reconstruction of the mouse olfactory glomerular map suggests principles of odor processing

Please register by Friday, April 28.

2023 INSPIRE Registration