Awards & Honors

Congratulations to O’Leary Prize finalists Jung Uk Kang and Alessandro Livi

Jung Uk Kang and Alessandro Livi
Jung Uk Kang and Alessandro Livi, PhD

Jung Uk Kang, a graduate student in the lab of Larry Snyder, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine, and Alessandro Livi, PhD, a postdoc in Professor Camillo Padoa-Schioppa‘s lab, are finalists for this year’s O’Leary Prize Competition. The Prize honors exceptional work by a graduate student or postdoc in the neurosciences at Washington University.

Finalists will deliver a 10-minute presentation on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 and the judges will select two winners, each of whom receive a $1,000 prize. Kang will present “Inter-areal communication in posterior parietal cortex supporting eye-hand and bimanual coordination.” Livi’s talk is titled “Neural encoding of economic decision variables in the mouse orbitofrontal cortex differs by cortical layer.”

The Competition is followed with the O’Leary Lecture on March 15, presented this year by 2003 Prize recipient Terrance Kummer. Kummer, who received the award while a graduate student in the Department, is now an Associate Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine.