Genin, Guilak named to National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected two Washington University in St. Louis faculty members to its 2022 cohort of fellows: Guy Genin, PhD, the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and Farshid Guilak, PhD, the Mildred B. Simon Research Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the School of Medicine. Election […]

Herzog installed as Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor

Erik Herzog, PhD, a professor of biology, was installed Oct. 18 as the Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The program included welcoming remarks by Feng Sheng Hu, dean of Arts & Sciences and the Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor; an introduction by Jonathan Losos, the William H. […]

NIMH funds Eggebrecht research on brain function in children with autism

Adam T. Eggebrecht, PhD, an assistant professor of radiology at Washington University School of Medicine, received a two-year $452,702 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Eggebrecht will lead a study that investigates brain function underlying motor imitation in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Deficits in motor […]

Adeoye, Guilak, Gutmann, Kipnis elected to National Academy of Medicine

Four faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences. They are Opeolu M. Adeoye, MD; Farshid Guilak, PhD; David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD; and Jonathan Kipnis, PhD. Membership in the academy is considered one of the […]

Gordon honored by National Academy of Medicine

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and director of the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will be the inaugural recipient of the David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine, a newly established […]

Barch receives Research Investigator Prize

The American Psychological Foundation has awarded its Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize to Deanna Barch, PhD, chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.  Barch is also vice dean of research in Arts & Sciences, as well as the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry and a professor of radiology​ […]

OHMB recognizes Barch with Glass Brain Award

The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) has awarded its Glass Brain Award to Deanna Barch, PhD, chair and professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry and professor of radiology​ at the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. OHBM is an international society […]

Early to serve as interim CRE2 director

Gerald Early, PhD, the Merle King Professor of Modern Letters in Arts & Sciences, will serve as interim director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1. The center provides programs and partnerships for Danforth and Medical campus faculty researching issues related to race […]

Williamson to study families affected by Zika

K. Eliza Williamson, PhD, an anthropologist and a lecturer in Latin American studies and in Romance languages and literatures, both in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, was awarded a postdoctoral fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for longitudinal ethnographic research with families raising children diagnosed with congenital Zika syndrome in Bahia, […]

Barch recognized for achievement, excellence

The Society for Research in Psychopathology has awarded its Joseph Zubin Lifetime Achievement Award to Deanna Barch, PhD, chair and professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences as well as the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry and professor of radiology​ at the School of Medicine, all at Washington University in St. Louis. The award, […]

Gordon receives scientific innovator award

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the 2022 Senior Scientist Winner of the Innovators in Science Award administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Gordon, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, was selected by a jury of […]

Culver named director of Biophotonics Research Center

Joseph P. Culver, PhD, the Sherwood Moore Professor of Radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director of the Biophotonics Research Center (BRC) in the Division of Radiological Sciences. Culver’s work has been at the leading edge of functional and molecular biological imaging, particularly […]

Postdoc Sengupta wins research excellence award

Mohini Sengupta, PhD received third place in the 2021 Mightex Research Excellence Awards. Sengupta, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Martha Bagnall, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, studies the connectivity among spinal neurons in zebrafish. Read more on the Department of Neuroscience website.

APA selects Bogdan as fellow

Ryan Bogdan, PhD, ​associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected as a 2022 American Psychological Association (APA) Fellow. In his research, Bogdan investigates genomic and environmental factors associated with the risks of psychopathology, as well as their biological correlates. To be named […]

APS selects English as fellow

Tammy English, PhD, ​associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected as a 2022 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Fellow. In her lab, ​English works to better understand how emotion regulation operates in daily life. Specifically, she works to understand how emotion and emotion regulation […]

An to lead Biomedical MR Center

Hongyu  An, PhD, a professor of radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, is the new chief of the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Lab (BMRL) in the Division of Radiological Sciences. An is renowned for her expertise in magnetic resonance (MR) physics, pulse sequences and image reconstruction analysis. Read more on the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology website.

Cabassa appointed to NIH advisory council

Leopoldo J. Cabassa, PhD, professor at the Brown School, co-director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research and director of the PhD program in social work, all at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR). The CSR Advisory Council was established in 2011 to advise […]

Zacks’ talk ties movies to neuroscience

Jeffrey Zacks, PhD, professor and associate chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will explain how and why television and movies can have such strong effects on our brains in a Mirowitz Center online program, co-sponsored with St. Louis NORC and the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival.  The Zoom event, which […]

Nettles receives award from Society for Neuroscience

Sabin Nettles, a graduate student in the Department of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine, received the Pre/Postdoctoral Next Generation Award from the Society for Neuroscience in recognition of her outreach work introducing neuroscience to young students through the Brain Discovery initiative. Read more on the Department of Neuroscience website.

Yi appointed to Angelman Syndrome Foundation scientific advisory board

Jason Yi, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has joined the scientific advisory board of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, an organization that supports research on this rare disorder. His expertise on UBE3A, the protein that is lacking in individuals with Angelman syndrome, will advance the board’s work of […]

Seáñez receives NIH-funded research career development award

Ismael Seáñez, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and of neurosurgery at the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected as a K12 scholar by the Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Research Career Development Program in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences funded by the National Institutes of […]

Creed honored for research involving mood, chronic pain, substance use

Meaghan Creed, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2021 Freedman Prize from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The prize recognizes exceptional basic research in mental illness. Creed, an investigator in the Washington University Pain Center, studies how plasticity in the brain is altered in […]

Association recognizes two psychology students for quality research

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) has named Katherine Lopez and Megan Maxwell recipients of Research Excellence Awards. Both are students in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Lopez Lopez, a PhD student, received the Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Award for her dissertation, […]

Roediger honored for leadership, research contributions

The American Psychological Association has named Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger the recipient of its 2021 Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions. In addition, the Psychonomic Society has awarded Roediger the Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award. Roediger, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, heads […]

Sarafinovska honored for work to improve medical students’ mental health

Simona Sarafinovska, a Washington University Medical Scientist Training Program student, has been named the inaugural recipient of The brAvery Foundation Award. The foundation, dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide, created the award to recognize an exceptional medical student or resident who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in child and adolescent psychiatry. Sarafinovska […]

Patti a finalist for prestigious Blavatnik young scientist award

Gary Patti is among the 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, selected from 305 nominations across the United States, the organization announced June 17. He is the first honoree from Washington University in St. Louis in the award’s seven-year history. Patti Patti, the Michael and Tina Powell Associate Professor of Chemistry in […]

Six teams selected for LEAP funding

The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis recently announced six teams were selected for funding to prepare their projects for commercialization through the spring 2020 LEAP Gap Fund cycle. The LEAP Gap Fund is open to any person or team with potential or existing university intellectual property. Through the program, […]

Barch elected to head AAAS psychology section

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Deanna Barch the chair-elect of its Section on Psychology, one of 24 specialized AAAS sections. Barch Barch is professor and chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry and professor […]

Rodebaugh named APS fellow

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) has named Thomas Rodebaugh an APS Fellow. Rodebaugh is professor of psychological and brain sciences and director of clinical training for that department in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The association awards fellow status to members who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in […]

Kool named a ‘Rising Star’ by psychological association

Wouter Kool, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. Kool’s research explores the interaction between cognitive control, decision-making and reinforcement learning. […]

Academy of Educators introduces inaugural class

The Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis introduced its inaugural class Tuesday, Sept. 24, in a ceremony at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Also that day, the academy celebrated the graduation of the first class selected to the Teaching Scholars Program. The Academy of Educators — led by Mary E. Klingensmith, […]

Bugg elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Bugg Julie Bugg, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, was elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Bugg joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2012 as an assistant professor. Her lab’s research lies at the intersection between attention and memory and aims to characterize mechanisms of cognitive control […]