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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 WUSTL Neuroscience community.

2017 Annual Neuroscience Retreat
Thursday October 12 - Friday October 13
Trout Lodge, Potosi, MO

Keynote Speakers:

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. 

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" and a poster session. The Neuroscience Retreat is a great opportunity for all to share research findings, socialize, identify labs for rotation and otherwise engage.  

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
Stay tuned!

Please keep in mind the retreat is open to faculty, post-docs and graduate students only. Due to limited room availability, we are unable to accommodate spouses and children.

Questions or concerns?

Please contact Laura Williams.


Annual Neuroscience Retreats

Speaker(s) Year Archive

Randy Buckner
Catherine Woolley

2016 Retreat Program

Amy Bastian
Richard Huganir


Retreat Program

Erika Holzbaur
Nicholas Schiff
2014 Retreat Program
William Kelley
Charles Zorumski
2013 Retreat Program
Azad Bonni
Catherine Bushnell
Gail Mandel
Tirin Moore
Julie Kauer
Olaf Sporns
John Maunsell
Indira Ramen
Miriam Goodman
Marcus Raichle
Hollis Cline
John Donoghue
Huda Akil
Jeffrey Rothstein
Pat Levitt
Gina Turrigiano
Christine Holt 2004  
David Anderson
Huda Zoghbi
Thomas Carew 2002  
Kristen Harris
Michael Stryker
Albert Aguayo
Lorna Role
Mary Kennedy
Robert Wurtz
Mary Beth Hatten
Eric Knudsen
Connie Cepko 1997  
Fred Gage 1996  
Marc Tessier-Lavigne 1995  
Marianne Bronner-Fraser
Scott Fraser
Susan Hockfield
William Newsome