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In Nature Neuroscience, Thomas Papouin and colleagues describe the role of astrocytes in “contextual guidance.”
Dr. Loewy worked over his decades-long career at Washington University to uncover connections between the peripheral and central nervous systems.
The Department of Neuroscience seeks a tenure-track investigator to develop innovative research programs in theoretical and computational neuroscience.
Fruit flies seek out warmer temperatures when they experience sleep deprivation or fragmentation or when faced with a shifted sleep schedule, similar to when people stay up late and sleep in on the weekend.
Partnering with St. Louis–based uFab, the Neurotech Hub can meet the need for bespoke neuroscience technology in house.
Senior graduate students are invited to present their thesis research at Washington University in May 2024. This two-day, all-expenses-paid visit will include one-on-one faculty meetings, networking activities with postdocs and graduate students, and a tour of St. Louis.
Tilden, a graduate student in Yao Chen’s lab, received the fellowship to pursue her research on how sleep, learning and aging are tied together.
Read Dr. Paul Shaw’s comments in an article in Knowable Magazine about REM sleep across the animal kingdom.
Brain areas are marked by distinct activity patterns very early, marsupial study published in PNAS by the Richards Lab shows.
Leandro Fosque, PhD, joins the CTCN at Washington University to study the mechanisms underlying homeostasis in the brain.
Hiratani, a theoretical neuroscientist, seeks to bridge the gap between neuroscience and AI to gain a better understanding of both the brain and artificial intelligence.
Read comments from Dr. Ethan Bromberg-Martin, a senior scientist in Ilya Monosov’s lab, on a new study about the value of inconsequential knowledge.
In the Yi Lab, the funding will go to developing an inhibitor of the protein UBE3A, which causes neurodevelopmental disorders. The Gabel Lab is establishing a novel platform to examine brain connectivity and gene disruption in a model of Rett Syndrome.
Dr. Bridgman made fundamental discoveries into the structure of growth cones and developed novel histology teaching approaches over his 4-decade career at Washington University.
Gratitude ceremonies give students and faculty members a chance to recognize the sacrifice of those who gave their bodies for medical research and education, and the loved ones they left behind.