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“Virtual navigation in healthy aging: Activation during learning and deactivation during retrieval predicts successful memory for spatial locations” (2022) Neuropsychologia Virtual navigation in healthy aging: Activation during learning and deactivation during retrieval predicts successful memory for spatial locations(2022) Neuropsychologia, 173, art. no. 108298, .  Richmond, L.L.a b , Sargent, J.Q.c , Zacks, J.M.a a Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University in St […]

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 […]

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"Relationships between food-related behaviors, obesity, and medication use in individuals with Smith-Magenis syndrome" (2022) Research in Developmental Disabilities Relationships between food-related behaviors, obesity, and medication use in individuals with Smith-Magenis syndrome(2022) Research in Developmental Disabilities, 127, art. no. 104257, .  Gandhi, A.A.a , Wilson, T.A.a , Sisley, S.b c , Elsea, S.H.a , Foster, R.H.d e a Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, […]

SSRI use during pregnancy not related to childhood depression

In one of the first studies to look at the association between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) medications and brain development in young children, research from the Behavioral Research and Imaging Neurogenetics (BRAIN)Lab at Washington University in St. Louis found no association between children’s exposure to the drugs in the womb and later childhood depression.  The study […]

Board grants faculty appointments, promotions, tenure

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting May 6, numerous faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure or granted tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise indicated. Appointment with tenure Andrew Clark as associate professor of electrical and systems engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering; Xianglin Li as associate professor of mechanical […]

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, […]

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"A novel algorithm for multiplicative speckle noise reduction in ex vivo human brain OCT images" (2022) NeuroImage A novel algorithm for multiplicative speckle noise reduction in ex vivo human brain OCT images(2022) NeuroImage, 257, art. no. 119304, .  Varadarajan, D.a b , Magnain, C.a b , Fogarty, M.c d , Boas, D.A.f , Fischl, B.a b e , Wang, H.a b a Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, […]

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“Single-cell profiling of human dura and meningioma reveals cellular meningeal landscape and insights into meningioma immune response” (2022) Genome Medicine Single-cell profiling of human dura and meningioma reveals cellular meningeal landscape and insights into meningioma immune response(2022) Genome Medicine, 14 (1), art. no. 49, .  Wang, A.Z.a b c d e , Bowman-Kirigin, J.A.a b c d , Desai, R.a d , Kang, L.-I.f , Patel, P.R.g , Patel, B.a d , Khan, S.M.a d , Bender, D.c , […]

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“Donor activation focused rehabilitation approach to hand closing nerve transfer surgery in individuals with cervical level spinal cord injury” (2022) Spinal Cord Series and Cases Donor activation focused rehabilitation approach to hand closing nerve transfer surgery in individuals with cervical level spinal cord injury(2022) Spinal Cord Series and Cases, 8 (1), art. no. 47, .  Kahn, L.C.a , Evans, A.G.b c , Hill, E.J.R.c , […]

Chemistry recruits new faculty, ‘Rising Star’ department chair

Chemist Jennifer Heemstra will join the Arts & Sciences faculty this July as the Charles Allen Thomas Professor of Chemistry. Currently a faculty member and director of faculty recruiting and development at Emory University, Heemstra is a highly regarded researcher whose work focuses on harnessing the molecular recognition and self-assembly properties of nucleic acids for applications in biosensing and […]

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“Shared and unique brain network features predict cognitive, personality, and mental health scores in the ABCD study” (2022) Nature Communications Shared and unique brain network features predict cognitive, personality, and mental health scores in the ABCD study(2022) Nature Communications, 13 (1), art. no. 2217, .  Chen, J.a b c d , Tam, A.a b c d , Kebets, V.a b c d , Orban, C.a b c d , Ooi, L.Q.R.a b c d e , Asplund, C.L.b c d f g h , Marek, S.i , Dosenbach, N.U.F.j k l m , […]

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"Naturalistic driving measures of route selection associate with resting state networks in older adults" (2022) Scientific Reports Naturalistic driving measures of route selection associate with resting state networks in older adults(2022) Scientific Reports, 12 (1), art. no. 6486, .  Wisch, J.K.a , Roe, C.M.a , Babulal, G.M.a d e , Metcalf, N.a , Johnson, A.M.f , Murphy, S.a , Hicks, J.a , Doherty, J.M.a , Morris, J.C.a c , Ances, B.M.a b c a Department of Neurology, […]

Synapse volunteers help children with cerebral palsy build strength, have fun

Volunteers from Synapse, Washington University’s student neuroscience club, help support adaptive sports programs for children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders. (Video: James Byard/Washington University) Eleven-year-old Emma loves Mondays. That’s when she gets to dance, box and play games with other children who have cerebral palsy at Music & Movement, a weekly class offered […]

Brains and brawn helped crows and ravens take over the world

Crows and ravens are well known for their black color and the harsh “caw” sound they make. They are intelligent birds that use tools, solve complex abstract problems and speak a volume of words. But what is less well appreciated is how diverse they are. Their diversity is accompanied by their ability to live all […]

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“VCP suppresses proteopathic seeding in neurons” (2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration VCP suppresses proteopathic seeding in neurons(2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration, 17 (1), art. no. 30, .  Zhu, J.a , Pittman, S.a , Dhavale, D.a , French, R.b , Patterson, J.N.a , Kaleelurrrahuman, M.S.a , Sun, Y.c , Vaquer-Alicea, J.d , Maggiore, G.d , Clemen, C.S.e f , Buscher, W.J.g , Bieschke, J.c , Kotzbauer, P.a , Ayala, Y.b , Diamond, M.I.d , Davis, A.A.a , Weihl, C.a a Department of Neurology, Hope Center for […]

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“The CSF in neurosarcoidosis contains consistent clonal expansion of CD8 T cells, but not CD4 T cells” (2022) Journal of Neuroimmunology The CSF in neurosarcoidosis contains consistent clonal expansion of CD8 T cells, but not CD4 T cells(2022) Journal of Neuroimmunology, 367, art. no. 577860, .  Paley, M.A.a , Baker, B.J.b , Dunham, S.R.b , Linskey, N.a , Cantoni, C.b , Lee, K.b , Hassman, L.M.c , […]

Researchers honored as outstanding mentors

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis presented outstanding mentor awards to James Stroud, PhD, Alexxai Kravitz, PhD, and John Russell, PhD, at the 17th annual Postdoc Symposium on March 21 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus. Stroud, a postdoctoral research associate in biology, received the Outstanding […]

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, […]

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“A transgenic mouse embryonic stem cell line for puromycin selection of V0V interneurons from heterogenous induced cultures” (2022) Stem Cell Research and Therapy A transgenic mouse embryonic stem cell line for puromycin selection of V0V interneurons from heterogenous induced cultures(2022) Stem Cell Research and Therapy, 13 (1), art. no. 131, .  Pardieck, J.a b , Harb, M.a , Sakiyama-Elbert, S.E.a a Department of Biomedical Engineering, […]

NIH funds Barch research on neurodevelopment

In order to understand healthy neurodevelopment — and the threats to that health — researchers need a more comprehensive understanding of how the brain grows throughout childhood and young adulthood. To that end, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $753,181 grant to Deanna Barch, PhD, chair and professor of psychological and brain […]

Board grants faculty appointments, promotions, tenure

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting March 4, numerous faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure or granted tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise indicated. Promotion with tenure Carlos A. Botero to associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences; Caitlyn M. Collins to associate professor of sociology in Arts & […]

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“Open surgery or laser interstitial thermal therapy for low-grade epilepsy-associated tumors of the temporal lobe: A single-institution consecutive series” (2022) Epilepsy and Behavior Open surgery or laser interstitial thermal therapy for low-grade epilepsy-associated tumors of the temporal lobe: A single-institution consecutive series(2022) Epilepsy and Behavior, 130, art. no. 108659, .  Hedaya, A.A.a , Hewitt, K.C.b , Hu, R.c , Epstein, C.M.b , Gross, R.E.a b , […]

NSF awards grant to Van Engen

Kristin Van Engen, PhD, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences and of linguistics, both in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a $433,242 National Science Foundation grant to support research into why some speakers are more difficult to understand than others and how listeners adjust to unfamiliar accents. Unlike […]

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“Domain-general cognitive motivation: Evidence from economic decision-making – Final Registered Report” (2022) Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications Domain-general cognitive motivation: Evidence from economic decision-making – Final Registered Report(2022) Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 7 (1), art. no. 23, .  Crawford, J.L.a , Eisenstein, S.A.b c , Peelle, J.E.d , Braver, T.S.a a Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, 1 Brookings Dr, […]

Daylight saving time year-round would make our lives worse, Wash U expert says

The U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that would make daylight saving time permanent. If it gains full congressional approval, the change would take place in fall 2023 and would keep evenings lighter year-round, eliminating the seasonal adjustments of springing forward and falling back to move in and out of standard time. Many rejoiced. […]

Ben-Shahar receives NSF grant

Yehuda Ben-Shahar, PhD, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, won a $190,388 supplemental award from the National Science Foundation for his project “Molecular mechanisms for signal-receptor functional coupling in phenomenal systems.” Originally published on The Source.

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“Nonmedical use of gabapentin and opioid agonist medications in treatment-seeking individuals with opioid use disorder” (2022) Drug and Alcohol Dependence Nonmedical use of gabapentin and opioid agonist medications in treatment-seeking individuals with opioid use disorder(2022) Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 234, art. no. 109400, .  Ellis, M.S.a , Buttram, M.E.b , Kasper, Z.A.a a Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. Department of […]

Juvenile justice: ‘We are coming up short’

Does being sentenced to juvenile detention or community service truly serve as a means to rehabilitation? One mechanism to rehabilitate a young person deemed by the justice system to be on the path to a life of crime is to change behaviors associated with crime. A research team at Washington University in St. Louis tested […]

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“Beta-amyloid moderates the relationship between cortical thickness and attentional control in middle- and older-aged adults” (2022) Neurobiology of Aging Beta-amyloid moderates the relationship between cortical thickness and attentional control in middle- and older-aged adults(2022) Neurobiology of Aging, 112, pp. 181-190.  McKay, N.S.a b , Dincer, A.a b , Mehrotra, V.e , Aschenbrenner, A.J.b c , Balota, D.b d , Hornbeck, R.C.a b , Hassenstab, J.b c d , Morris, J.C.b c , Benzinger, T.L.S.a b , Gordon, B.A.a b d […]

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 […]

St. Louis students compete at annual Brain Bee

About 50 high school students from across St. Louis region gathered virtually Feb. 26 to test their knowledge of the brain and to learn about neuroscience research and careers at the St. Louis Area Brain Bee, an annual event hosted by Washington University in St. Louis. “We were thrilled to have such a diverse, motivated group […]

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"Are children with unilateral hearing loss more tired?" (2022) International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Are children with unilateral hearing loss more tired?(2022) International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 155, art. no. 111075, .  Carpenter, D.a , Dougherty, W.b , Sindhar, S.c , Friesen, T.-N.c , Lieu, J.c , Kesser, B.W.a a Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, P.O. Box 800713, Charlottesville, […]

Craver wins National Science Foundation grant

Carl F. Craver, PhD, a professor of philosophy and of philosophy-neuroscience-psychology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won a grant of $282,603 from the National Science Foundation. The NSF grant will fund a new project titled “Time and Episodic Memory: Neuropsychology Meets Philosophy.” This will build on Craver’s previous investigations with R. […]

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“Anatomical variability, multi-modal coordinate systems, and precision targeting in the marmoset brain” (2022) NeuroImage Anatomical variability, multi-modal coordinate systems, and precision targeting in the marmoset brain(2022) NeuroImage, 250, art. no. 118965, .  Ose, T.a b , Autio, J.A.a , Ohno, M.a , Frey, S.c , Uematsu, A.a , Kawasaki, A.a , Takeda, C.a , Hori, Y.a d , Nishigori, K.a e , Nakako, T.a e , Yokoyama, C.a f , Nagata, H.e , Yamamori, T.g , Van Essen, […]

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“Constitutive activation of canonical Wnt signaling disrupts choroid plexus epithelial fate” (2022) Nature Communications Constitutive activation of canonical Wnt signaling disrupts choroid plexus epithelial fate(2022) Nature Communications, 13 (1), art. no. 633, .  Parichha, A.a , Suresh, V.a , Chatterjee, M.a g , Kshirsagar, A.b , Ben-Reuven, L.b , Olender, T.b , Taketo, M.M.c , Radosevic, V.d e , Bobic-Rasonja, M.d e , Trnski, S.d , Holtzman, M.J.f , Jovanov-Milosevic, N.d e , Reiner, O.b , Tole, S.a […]

Brainy birds may fare better under climate change

Many North American migratory birds are shrinking in size as temperatures have warmed over the past 40 years. But those with very big brains, relative to their body size, did not shrink as much as smaller-brained birds, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. The study is the first to identify a […]

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“Hierarchical and nonhierarchical features of the mouse visual cortical network” (2022) Nature Communications Hierarchical and nonhierarchical features of the mouse visual cortical network(2022) Nature Communications, 13 (1), art. no. 503, .  D’Souza, R.D.a , Wang, Q.a b , Ji, W.a , Meier, A.M.a , Kennedy, H.c d , Knoblauch, K.c e , Burkhalter, A.a a Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, United Statesb Allen Institute for […]

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“Murine roseolovirus does not accelerate amyloid-β pathology and human roseoloviruses are not over-represented in Alzheimer disease brains” (2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration Murine roseolovirus does not accelerate amyloid-β pathology and human roseoloviruses are not over-represented in Alzheimer disease brains(2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration, 17 (1), art. no. 10, .  Bigley, T.M.a , Xiong, M.b c d , Ali, M.f , Chen, Y.b c e , Wang, C.b , Serrano, J.R.b , Eteleeb, A.f g , Harari, O.b f g , […]

Herzog to test how cortical neurons, hormones regulate daily patterns of behavior

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. Research from Washington University in St. Louis will test how these daily patterns are set and maintained through the coordinated activity of certain neurons and hormones. The five-year $1.98 million project relies on new high-throughput machine learning techniques to determine the roles […]

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 […]

AAAS names eight Washington University faculty as 2021 fellows

Eight faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis are among 564 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. Arts & Sciences’ Leonard Green, PhD, Elizabeth S. Haswell, PhD, Sophia E. Hayes, PhD, Erik Herzog, PhD, Mark A. McDaniel, PhD, Jay W. Ponder, PhD and Crickette […]

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“Plasma MCP-1 and changes on cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults” (2022) Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy Plasma MCP-1 and changes on cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults(2022) Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, 14 (1), art. no. 5, .  Sanchez-Sanchez, J.L.a b , Giudici, K.V.a , Guyonnet, S.a c , Delrieu, J.a c , Li, Y.d e , Bateman, R.J.d e f g , Parini, A.h , Vellas, B.a c , de Souto Barreto, P.a c , Vellas, B.i , Guyonnet, S.i , Carrié, […]

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“Constitutively active SARM1 variants that induce neuropathy are enriched in ALS patients” (2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration Constitutively active SARM1 variants that induce neuropathy are enriched in ALS patients(2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration, 17 (1), art. no. 1, .  Bloom, A.J.a , Mao, X.a , Strickland, A.a , Sasaki, Y.a , Milbrandt, J.a , DiAntonio, A.b a Needleman Center for Neurometabolism and Axonal Therapeutics and Department of Genetics, Washington University School […]

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“Electroconvulsive therapy in treatment resistant depression” (2022) Journal of the Neurological Sciences Electroconvulsive therapy in treatment resistant depression(2022) Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 434, art. no. 120095, .  Subramanian, S.a b , Lopez, R.a b , Zorumski, C.F.a b , Cristancho, P.a b a Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, United Statesb Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley […]

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“Filtering respiratory motion artifact from resting state fMRI data in infant and toddler populations” (2022) NeuroImage Filtering respiratory motion artifact from resting state fMRI data in infant and toddler populations(2022) NeuroImage, 247, art. no. 118838, .  Kaplan, S.a , Meyer, D.a , Miranda-Dominguez, O.g h , Perrone, A.f j , Earl, E.h j , Alexopoulos, D.a , Barch, D.M.b d e , Day, T.K.M.f , Dust, J.a , Eggebrecht, A.T.b , Feczko, E.g h , Kardan, O.k , […]

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“Psychometric properties of the Peceived Benefits of Thinness Scale in college-aged women” (2022) Body Image Psychometric properties of the Peceived Benefits of Thinness Scale in college-aged women(2022) Body Image, 40, pp. 103-109.  Flatt, R.E.a , Karam, A.M.b , Fitzsimmons-Craft, E.E.b , Balantekin, K.N.c , Graham, A.K.d , Eichen, D.M.e , Monterubio, G.E.b , Goel, N.J.f , Fowler, L.A.b , Sadeh-Sharvit, S.g h i , Wilfley, D.b , Mazina, V.j k , Taylor, C.B.g h , Trockel, […]

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“Automated sleep state classification of wide-field calcium imaging data via multiplex visibility graphs and deep learning” (2022) Journal of Neuroscience Methods Automated sleep state classification of wide-field calcium imaging data via multiplex visibility graphs and deep learning(2022) Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 366, art. no. 109421, .  Zhang, X.a , Landsness, E.C.b , Chen, W.b , Miao, H.b , Tang, M.b , Brier, L.M.c , Culver, J.P.c d e f , Lee, […]

Paola Cepeda named Director of Postdoctoral Affairs

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Paola Cepeda, PhD, has been named Director of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, effective January 4, 2022. Paola currently serves as the Program Manager for Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development at Stony Brook University. In the role […]