Construction progresses on neuroscience research building

Washington University School of Medicine’s eastern border began noticeably changing in April and will look strikingly different in 2023, when the neuroscience research building — 11 stories tall and 609,000 square feet — is complete. The building project, the largest in the medical school’s history, will span almost a block in the 200-acre Cortex Innovation […]

Three Washington University scholars were Rhodes finalists

Two Washington University in St. Louis students and a recent alumnus were finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.  They are:  Christopher Taylor Brown, 23,  a graduate student studying domestic social and economic development at the Brown School; Summer McKenna, 21, a senior majoring in modern Middle Eastern studies and philosophy-neuroscience-psychology in Arts & Sciences; and  […]

Obituary: Karen Seibert, executive director of pharmacology center, 61

Karen Seibert, a deeply respected leader in pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at her home in Chesterfield, Mo., after a battle with a cancer. She was 61. Seibert wore many hats in her long, successful career. She was the founding executive director of the Center for […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 2, several faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure or granted tenure, effective that day unless otherwise indicated… …Promotion with tenure Luis F.Z. Batista to associate professor of medicine and of developmental biology at the School of Medicine (tenure effective Jan. 1); Nico […]

Fail Better: Celia McKee

(Video: Tom Malkowicz/Washington University) “My grant got rejected. I failed. So I’m saying it on Twitter. I don’t want sympathy. I just wish people would say stuff like this on Twitter.” Celia McKee, a doctoral student studying neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis, had no idea those 140 characters would mean so much to […]

Davis, Luby receive 2020 faculty achievement awards; Covey to be honored for innovation and entrepreneurship

Adrienne Davis and Joan Luby will receive Washington University in St. Louis’ 2020 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced. Davis, vice provost, the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law and inaugural director of the university’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity, will receive the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting May 1, several faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise indicated. Appointment with tenure  …Jonathan Kipnis as professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine; Carolina B. Lopez as professor of molecular microbiology at the School of Medicine […]

Juniors Eisner, Klapow awarded prestigious Truman Scholarship

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin (lower image) surprises Truman Scholars  Max Klapow (left) and Zach Eisner. (Video: Tom Malkowicz/Washington University) Roommates and best friends Zach Eisner and Max Klapow, juniors at Washington University in St. Louis, have both won a Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting March 6, several faculty members were appointed, promoted or granted tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise indicated. Appointment with tenure  Stephanie Li as professor of English in Arts & Sciences;  Alessandro Vindigni as professor of medicine, of pathology and immunology, and of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting Dec. 6, several faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure, effective Jan. 1 unless otherwise indicated. Appointment with tenure Lisa Tabor Connor as professor of occupational therapy at the School of Medicine, effective Dec. 6; Richard J. Cote, MD, as professor of pathology and immunology […]

Wendland appointed Washington University provost

Beverly Wendland, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed provost of Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Wendland will succeed Marion Crain, who has served as interim provost since July 2019. A member of the Johns […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 4, more than a dozen faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure or granted tenure, effective Oct. 4 unless otherwise indicated. Appointment with tenure Flora Cassen as associate professor of Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies and of history in Arts & Sciences; […]

New student cohort welcomed to campus

The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis recently welcomed the first cohort of students funded by a prestigious new grant from the China Scholarship Council, the Chinese Ministry of Education’s branch that oversees international exchange and collaboration. The award establishes an “International Cooperative Program for Innovative Talents” (ICPIT) and makes possible […]

BrainWorks: Theater production explores wonders of human brain

Two nationally renowned neurosurgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will present “BrainWorks,” a live theatrical performance that explores the wonders of the human brain by dramatizing real-life neurological cases. The performance, comprised of four one-act plays, will debut July 19-21 at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts at Webster University. Albert Kim, […]

Thorp to conclude term as Washington University provost

Holden Thorp, provost at Washington University in St. Louis, will leave his position effective July 15, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Thorp, who has served in his current role since 2013, plans to take a one-year sabbatical and then return to the university in a newly created leadership role in the drug discovery and […]

Academy of Science-St. Louis honors faculty

The Academy of Science-St. Louis recently honored Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for his leadership in science and three researchers at the School of Medicine for their work as outstanding scientists. The medical school faculty honored were Susan K. Dutcher, professor of genetics and of cell biology and physiology; Anne M. […]

Women’s Society recognizes students with awards, scholarships

The Women’s Society of Washington University presented the Harriet K. Switzer Leadership Award and the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarships to four deserving students at their annual membership meeting April 10. Wendy Olk, chair of the group’s Leadership Committee, handed out the Switzer Leadership Award to this year’s honorees. Nominees for the award are selected based […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting March 1, the following faculty were appointed with tenure, promoted with tenure or granted tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise noted. Appointment with tenure Kevin Michael Bennett as associate professor of radiology at the School of Medicine (tenure effective March 1); and Neal Patwari as professor […]

Washington People: Erik Herzog

Feeling a bit lethargic this week? It may have to do with the recent time change and a disruption to biological rhythms. Erik Herzog, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences and a frequent voice of reason on this topic, said that sticking with standard time makes public health sense. Time is what makes this scientist, […]