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“Ocular and brain imaging findings in Peters’ anomaly: A case report and literature review” (2020) Radiology Case Reports Ocular and brain imaging findings in Peters’ anomaly: A case report and literature review (2020) Radiology Case Reports, 15 (7), pp. 863-866.  Samara, A.a , Eldaya, R.W.b a Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 4525 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, […]

Manasvi Verma wins 2020 Spector Prize

Manasvi Verma, a senior majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded the 2020 Spector Prize. Each year, the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis awards a prize to a graduating senior in memory of Marion Smith Spector, a 1938 […]

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“The SARM1 axon degeneration pathway: control of the NAD+ metabolome regulates axon survival in health and disease” (2020) Current Opinion in Neurobiology The SARM1 axon degeneration pathway: control of the NAD+ metabolome regulates axon survival in health and disease (2020) Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 63, pp. 59-66.  Figley, M.D.a , DiAntonio, A.a b a Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University […]

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“cADPR is a gene dosage-sensitive biomarker of SARM1 activity in healthy, compromised, and degenerating axons” (2020) Experimental Neurology cADPR is a gene dosage-sensitive biomarker of SARM1 activity in healthy, compromised, and degenerating axons (2020) Experimental Neurology, 329, art. no. 113252, .  Sasaki, Y.a , Engber, T.M.b , Hughes, R.O.b , Figley, M.D.c , Wu, T.a , Bosanac, T.b , Devraj, […]

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. […]

Research in most university labs moved from bench to internet

When Washington University Vice Chancellor for Research Jennifer K. Lodge first sounded the alarm about the disruptive impact COVID-19 likely would have on labs across the university, the research community heeded her warning, taking steps to shut down lab work and move as much as possible online. Those in position to do so began pivoting their research […]

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 […]

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“Allopregnanolone: From molecular pathophysiology to therapeutics. A historical perspective” (2020) Neurobiology of Stress Allopregnanolone: From molecular pathophysiology to therapeutics. A historical perspective (2020) Neurobiology of Stress, 12, art. no. 100215, .  Paul, S.M.a b c , Pinna, G.d , Guidotti, A.d e a Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United States b The Taylor Family Institute for […]

WashU Expert: Grieving in the time of a pandemic

Some 23,000 people across the globe — including more than 1,000 Americans — have died as a result of COVID-19 as of March 26. Along with many aspects of life since the virus took hold, grieving also has become more complicated for the friends and families of those who died. “There are two reasons,” said Brian […]

Coping during coronavirus

Tim Bono is an assistant dean in Arts & Sciences and a lecturer in psychological and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Bono is also author of Happiness 101: Simple Secrets to Smart Living & Well-Being. Bono As precautions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have shut down our favorite restaurants, social activities and beloved university traditions, […]

Medical students lead effort to collect masks, gowns, gloves, eye protection

With cases of the novel coronavirus on the rise in the St. Louis region, Washington University in St. Louis is anticipating shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) — such as masks, gowns, gloves and eyewear — at university-affiliated hospitals and clinics. As work is reduced in university laboratories, medical students are asking researchers to collect […]

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“Modafinil in Recovery after Stroke (MIRAS): A Retrospective Study” (2020) Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases Modafinil in Recovery after Stroke (MIRAS): A Retrospective Study (2020) Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 29 (4), art. no. 104645, .  Cross, D.B.a , Tiu, J.c , Medicherla, C.a , Ishida, K.a , Lord, A.a , Czeisler, B.a , Wu, C.a , Golub, D.a […]

Washington University to break ground on major neuroscience research hub

Washington University in St. Louis will begin construction in March on what will be one of the largest neuroscience research buildings in the country. Located on the School of Medicine campus, the 11-story, state-of-the-art research facility will merge, cultivate and advance some of the world’s leading neuroscience research. The 609,000-square-foot facility and interconnected projects initially […]

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“Challenges and Opportunities with Causal Discovery Algorithms: Application to Alzheimer’s Pathophysiology” (2020) Scientific Reports Challenges and Opportunities with Causal Discovery Algorithms: Application to Alzheimer’s Pathophysiology (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 2975, .  Shen, X.a , Ma, S.a , Vemuri, P.b , Simon, G.a , Weiner, M.W.c , Aisen, P.d , Petersen, R.b , Jack, C.R.b , Saykin, A.J.e , […]

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“Genomic prediction of alcohol-related morbidity and mortality” (2020) Translational Psychiatry Genomic prediction of alcohol-related morbidity and mortality (2020) Translational Psychiatry, 10 (1), art. no. 23, .  Kiiskinen, T.a f , Mars, N.J.f , Palviainen, T.f , Koskela, J.f , Rämö, J.T.f , Ripatti, P.f , Ruotsalainen, S.f , Palotie, A.f g h , Madden, P.A.F.b , Rose, R.J.c , Kaprio, J.d […]

Lent, Self-Control And Some Tips For More Successful Attempts At Lifestyle Changes

’Tis the season for attempted lifestyle changes and vice-forsaking of all sorts. For the more resolute, perhaps a new 2020 goal has really started to stick after two months of hard-fought discipline. Others, particularly many Christians, are just beginning to give something up for Lent, a 40-day period leading up to the celebration of Easter. […]

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“Spectral hallmark of auditory-tactile interactions in the mouse somatosensory cortex” (2020) Communications Biology Spectral hallmark of auditory-tactile interactions in the mouse somatosensory cortex (2020) Communications Biology, 3 (1), art. no. 64, .  Zhang, M.a c , Kwon, S.E.b d , Ben-Johny, M.a e , O’Connor, D.H.b , Issa, J.B.a f a Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, […]

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 […]

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“Self-reported sleep disturbance in Crohn’s disease is not confirmed by objective sleep measures” (2020) Scientific Reports Self-reported sleep disturbance in Crohn’s disease is not confirmed by objective sleep measures (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 1980, .  Iskandar, H.N.a , Linan, E.E.b , Patel, A.c , Moore, R.d , Lasanajak, Y.d , Gyawali, C.P.b , Sayuk, G.S.b e , Ciorba, […]

Suicidal thoughts in 9- and 10-year-olds correlate to family dynamics, study found

Death by suicide in children has reached a 30-year high in the United States. During middle and high school, 10% to 15% of kids have thoughts of suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How early in a child’s life do these thoughts begin? New research from Washington University in St. Louis […]

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“Loss-of-function mutations in UDP-Glucose 6-Dehydrogenase cause recessive developmental epileptic encephalopathy” (2020) Nature Communications Loss-of-function mutations in UDP-Glucose 6-Dehydrogenase cause recessive developmental epileptic encephalopathy (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 595, .  Hengel, H.a b , Bosso-Lefèvre, C.c d , Grady, G.e , Szenker-Ravi, E.c , Li, H.f , Pierce, S.g , Lebigot, É.h , Tan, T.-T.i , Eio, M.Y.i , […]

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“FAM222A encodes a protein which accumulates in plaques in Alzheimer’s disease” (2020) Nature Communications FAM222A encodes a protein which accumulates in plaques in Alzheimer’s disease (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 411, .  Yan, T.a , Liang, J.b , Gao, J.a , Wang, L.a , Fujioka, H.c , Weiner, M.W.d , Schuff, N.d , Rosen, H.J.d , Miller, B.L.d , […]

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 […]

Snyder receives 5 year $2.55M grant from National Eye Institute of the NIH

Lawrence H. Snyder, MD, PhD, professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine and of psychological and brain sciences in  Arts  & Sciences, received a five-year $2.55 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Interhemispheric communication underlying bimanual and eye-hand coordination.” Read more.

Understanding accented speech: AKA, understanding speech

Kristin Van Engen studies the dynamic back-and-forth between communicators, including the impact that noise and accent have on intelligibility and comprehension. Communication among people with different accents is particularly challenging because of the way that our brains expect to hear sounds. People don’t always hear the comfortable sounds they have learned to expect, leading some […]

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 […]

Snyder receives 5-year $2.55M grant from National Eye Institute/NIH

Lawrence H. Snyder, MD, PhD, professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine and of psychological and brain sciences in  Arts  & Sciences, received a five-year $2.55 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Interhemispheric communication underlying bimanual and eye-hand coordination.” Read more.

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. […]

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“Autosomal dominantly inherited alzheimer disease: Analysis of genetic subgroups by machine learning” (2020) Information Fusion Autosomal dominantly inherited alzheimer disease: Analysis of genetic subgroups by machine learning (2020) Information Fusion, 58, pp. 153-167.  Castillo-Barnes, D.a , Su, L.b , Ramírez, J.a , Salas-Gonzalez, D.a , Martinez-Murcia, F.J.c , Illan, I.A.a , Segovia, F.a , Ortiz, A.c , Cruchaga, C.d […]

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“Structural basis for adhesion G protein-coupled receptor Gpr126 function” (2020) Nature Communications Structural basis for adhesion G protein-coupled receptor Gpr126 function (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 194, .  Leon, K.a b , Cunningham, R.L.c , Riback, J.A.a d , Feldman, E.a , Li, J.a b , Sosnick, T.R.a e , Zhao, M.a , Monk, K.R.c f , Araç, D.a […]

The bullied brain

The TV show “Survivor,” now in its 39th season, has spawned hosts of spin-offs and adaptations. Most cater to reality-TV lovers worldwide, but one surprising variation has become part of the toolbox researchers use to understand the effects of bullying on adolescents. Bullying is known to be a risk factor for depression, especially among young […]

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 […]

Division of Computational and Data Sciences marries AI, social science

Every day, social service professionals tackle complex problems across varying domains, working to determine which interventions are likely to be effective, fair and within an agency’s capabilities. For a struggling parent in danger of losing their home, which alternative would prove more helpful in the long run, housing assistance or job training? Might a child […]

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“Diffusion basis spectrum imaging provides insights into MS pathology” (2020) Neurology(R) Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation Diffusion basis spectrum imaging provides insights into MS pathology (2020) Neurology(R) Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, 7 (2), .  Sun, P., George, A., Perantie, D.C., Trinkaus, K., Ye, Z., Naismith, R.T., Song, S.-K., Cross, A.H. From the Radiology (P.S., A.G., Z.Y., S.-K.S.), Washington University in Saint Louis, […]

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“Incidence and predictors of post-traumatic stress symptoms in a cohort of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage” (2020) Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Incidence and predictors of post-traumatic stress symptoms in a cohort of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (2020) Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 190, art. no. 105657, .  Garton, A.L.a , Gupta, V.P.b , Pucci, J.U.c , Couch, C.K.d , Connolly, E.S., Jrc […]

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“Clinical instrument to retrospectively capture levels of EDSS” (2020) Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Clinical instrument to retrospectively capture levels of EDSS (2020) Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 39, art. no. 101884, .  Ciotti, J.R.a , Sanders, N.b , Salter, A.c , Berger, J.R.d , Cross, A.H.a , Chahin, S.a a Department of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, […]

The Clock Inside

We have many ways of marking the passage of time. Saturday’s Winter Solstice, which marks not just the arbitrary beginning of a season, but also the slow return of daylight to the Northern hemisphere. Or the coming decade, as many reflect back on everything that’s happened since 2010, and prepare to mark the beginning of […]

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“Harmonization of large MRI datasets for the analysis of brain imaging patterns throughout the lifespan” (2020) NeuroImage Harmonization of large MRI datasets for the analysis of brain imaging patterns throughout the lifespan (2020) NeuroImage, 208, art. no. 116450, .  Pomponio, R.a , Erus, G.a , Habes, M.a b , Doshi, J.a , Srinivasan, D.a , Mamourian, E.a , Bashyam, V.a […]

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“Structural correlates of commission errors in prospective memory” (2020) Cortex Structural correlates of commission errors in prospective memory (2020) Cortex, 124, pp. 44-53.  Scullin, M.K.a , Ball, B.H.b c , Bugg, J.M.b a Baylor University, United States b Washington University in St. Louis, United States c University of Texas, Arlington, United States Abstract Prospective memory refers to remembering to perform an intended […]

Washington People: James DuBois

James DuBois believes in second chances. DuBois, DSc, PhD, the Steven J. Bander Professor of Medical Ethics and Professionalism at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, founded the first national training program for researchers who have had lapses in laboratory compliance or research ethics, providing strategies and resources to help them get back […]

Lai awarded $127K from Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation has awarded Calvin Lai, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, $127,015 for a randomized controlled trial aimed at addressing the gap between the aims and outcomes of implicit bias training in police departments. The project, titled “Improving Police-Community Relations with a Social-Psychological Intervention for Reducing Racial Bias in Policing initiative,” will allow […]

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“The impact of dopamine D2-like agonist/antagonist on (18F)VAT PET measurement of VAChT in the brain of nonhuman primates” (2020) European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences The impact of dopamine D2-like agonist/antagonist on [18F]VAT PET measurement of VAChT in the brain of nonhuman primates (2020) European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 143, art. no. 105152, .  Liu, H.a , Luo, Z.a , Gu, […]

Erik Herzog named Viktor Hamburger Professor of Biology

Erik Herzog is a chronobiologist at Washington University, studying the molecules, cells and circuits that underlie daily rhythms in physiology and behavior. He was recently named the Viktor Hamburger Professor of Biology. Viktor Hamburger was one of the most influential neuro-embryologists of the twentieth century, beginning his research at Wash U in 1935. “I am deeply […]

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“Vascular endothelial growth factor is required for regeneration of auditory hair cells in the avian inner ear” (2020) Hearing Research Vascular endothelial growth factor is required for regeneration of auditory hair cells in the avian inner ear (2020) Hearing Research, 385, art. no. 107839, .  Wan, L.a , Lovett, M.b , Warchol, M.E.c , Stone, J.S.a a Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing […]

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“A characterization of Gaucher iPS-derived astrocytes: Potential implications for Parkinson’s disease” (2020) Neurobiology of Disease A characterization of Gaucher iPS-derived astrocytes: Potential implications for Parkinson’s disease (2020) Neurobiology of Disease, 134, art. no. 104647, .  Aflaki, E.a , Stubblefield, B.K.a , McGlinchey, R.P.b , McMahon, B.a , Ory, D.S.c , Sidransky, E.a a Section of Molecular Neurogenetics, National Human Genome Research […]

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“Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation-induced bone remodeling in autosomal recessive osteopetrosis: Interaction between skeleton and hematopoietic and sensory nervous systems” (2020) Bone Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation-induced bone remodeling in autosomal recessive osteopetrosis: Interaction between skeleton and hematopoietic and sensory nervous systems (2020) Bone, 130, art. no. 115144, .  Maximova, N.a , Zennaro, F.b , Gregori, M.a , Boz, G.c , Zanon, […]

WUSTL ENDURE Neuroscience Pipeline Program

The WUSTL Neuroscience Pipeline program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs. With support from the NIH Blueprint ENDURE Program and WUSTL, accepted students are funded for up to two 10-week summers. The program combines independent research and a rigorous summer curriculum of courses and workshops that focus on building a foundation in […]

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“Changes in Dosing and Dose Timing of D-Cycloserine Explain Its Apparent Declining Efficacy for Augmenting Exposure Therapy for Anxiety-related Disorders: An Individual Participant-data Meta-analysis” (2019) Journal of Anxiety Disorders Changes in Dosing and Dose Timing of D-Cycloserine Explain Its Apparent Declining Efficacy for Augmenting Exposure Therapy for Anxiety-related Disorders: An Individual Participant-data Meta-analysis (2019) Journal of […]

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; […]