A mouse dorsal root ganglion immunostained for F-actin (phalloidin in cyan) and nuclei (DAPI in red).
Rui Feng, PhD

Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Seminars by PhD students to Incentivize Research Exchange

INSPIRE 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. Senior graduate students are brought to St. Louis to present their thesis work and expand their scientific network at WashU. INSPIRE participants engage with researchers at Washington University over two days in person, including:

  • Presenting their work during a symposium featuring all INSPIRE speakers and WashU neuroscientists
  • Meeting one-on-one with faculty
  • Engaging in informal discussions with the Washington University neuroscience community
  • Exploring St. Louis, the Gateway to the West

The 2023 INSPIRE Symposium will take place May 8-10 at Washington University School of Medicine.

Being selected as an INSPIRE speaker is an exciting opportunity for graduate students to share their research with the Washington University neuroscience community, to receive feedback, to explore postdoctoral opportunities, and to form professional and intellectual relationships with peers, mentors and future collaborators. We at Washington University benefit from learning about inspiring research done by talented young scientists from around the world. The Department of Neuroscience covers the costs of travel and accommodation.

Applications have closed for the 2023 INSPIRE Symposium. Please check back to see details about the upcoming event and when to apply for the next round.

Questions? Please email neuroscience-inspireqs@wustl.edu.

2021-2022 INSPIRE speaker series

See the list of speakers and their talks.

See the department’s full events calendar>>