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Annual Neuroscience Retreat

The annual Neuroscience Retreat is organized by graduate students across programs and departments, and intended to foster scientific and social interaction among students, post docs, and faculty in the WashU Neuroscience community.

2018 Annual Neuroscience Retreat
Thursday October 11 - Friday October 12
Trout Lodge, Potosi, MO

Keynote Speakers:

  • Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD (Duke University)
    Associate Professor of Neurology

  • Steve Petersen, PhD (WashU Neurology)
    James S. McDonnell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
    Director, McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience
    Director, Division of Neuropsychology

Background
The Annual Neuroscience Retreat takes place each fall and is open to students (all graduate programs), post docs and faculty engaged in Neuroscience Research.  The retreat is organized by graduate students and coordinated by the Office of Neuroscience Research.  Administrative assistance is provided by the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. 

 

The Retreat program includes short talks, keynote talks, "table topics", poster session and NeurOlympics. The Neuroscience Retreat is a great opportunity for all to share research findings, socialize, identify labs for rotation and otherwise engage.  

 

NeurOlympics
Introduced to the Retreat in 2016, NeurOlympics is a competition of mind, strength, speed, and endurance. NeurOlympics is a neuroscience/lab/WashU themed trivia event that brings together graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members from different cohorts, fields, and departments. Teams will have 4-6 members and a faculty captain and will compete for ultimate bragging rights and lovely gold, silver, and bronze medal prizes. 

NeurOlympics will take place on Thursday evening (day 1 of the Retreat).  

For any questions about NeurOlympics, please contact Sabin Nettles.

t-shirt Design Competition 
Stay tuned as we request your designs for the competition, and then open up the voting!

Call for Abstracts
Students and Post Docs are invited to submit an abstract that will be considered for a short talk or a poster.  (Alternatively, you may opt to present a poster.)  To select who will give short talks, a review committee will consider multiple criteria including scientific topic, approach, and graduate program. Student and post doc presenters at the Retreat will be eligible for a Tom Thach Award (see below).

Faculty members are invited to present a poster at the Retreat.  This is a great way to showcase your research to incoming students! 

Thach Award
Grad students and post docs who present short talks or posters are eligible to compete for a Tom Thach Award. 

Click here for more information including past winners. 

Neuroscience Retreat Committee

Students:
Ben Acland
Karl Friedrichsen
Phat Huynh
Jenna Krizan
Sabin Nettles
Ben Seitzman
Lisa Solinger

Faculty:
Deanna Barch
Azad Bonni
Rob Gereau
Tammy Hershey
David Holtzman
David Van Essen
Chuck Zorumski

Administrators:
Carmen Horn
Kate Ruzicka
Sally Vogt
Laura Williams

Questions or concerns?

Please contact Carmen Horn or Laura Williams.

 

Annual Neuroscience Retreats

Speaker(s)

Year

Archive

Beth Stevens
Susana Martinez-Conde

2017

Retreat Program
Posters

Randy Buckner
Catherine Woolley

2016

Retreat Program
Posters

Amy Bastian
Richard Huganir

2015

Retreat Program
Posters 

Erika Holzbaur
Nicholas Schiff

2014

Retreat Program
Posters 

William Kelley
Charles Zorumski

2013

Retreat Program
Posters

Azad Bonni
Catherine Bushnell

2012

 

Gail Mandel
Tirin Moore

2011

 

Julie Kauer
Olaf Sporns

2010

 

John Maunsell
Indira Ramen

2009

 

Miriam Goodman
Marcus Raichle

2008

 

Hollis Cline
John Donoghue

2007

 

Huda Akil
Jeffrey Rothstein

2006

 

Pat Levitt
Gina Turrigiano

2005

 

Christine Holt

2004

 

David Anderson
Huda Zoghbi

2003

 

Thomas Carew

2002

 

Kristen Harris
Michael Stryker

2001

 

Albert Aguayo
Lorna Role

2000

 

Mary Kennedy
Robert Wurtz

1999

 

Mary Beth Hatten
Eric Knudsen

1998

 

Connie Cepko

1997

 

Fred Gage

1996

 

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

1995

 

Marianne Bronner-Fraser
Scott Fraser

1994

 

Susan Hockfield
William Newsome

1993