To recognize outstanding contributions of faculty, post docs, students and staff in the WashU Neuroscience Community.

The Neuroscience Program Steering Committee has launched the Neuroscience Community Awards Program to recognize the efforts of faculty and trainees in teaching, mentorship, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.  All faculty and trainees in the WashU Neuroscience Community are eligible. 

Each awardee received a cash prize and recognition at the virtual awards ceremony on December 18.

Award categories and winners!

1. The Award for Excellence in Teaching (Faculty):

This award recognizes a faculty member who has shown outstanding commitment to teaching in the neuroscience community.

Congratulations to…

Martha Bagnall, PhD
WashU Dept. of Neuroscience

Steven Mennerick, PhD
WashU Psychiatry


2. The Award for Excellence in Teaching (Students):

This award recognizes a graduate student who has shown outstanding commitment to teaching in the neuroscience community.

Congratulations to…

Lorenzo Lones
Neuroscience PhD Program


3. The Award for Outstanding Mentorship (Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students):

This award recognizes a member of the neuroscience community who has shown excellence in mentorship.

Congratulations to…

Joseph Dougherty, PhD
WashU Genetics


4. The Award for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (Faculty):

This award recognizes a faculty member in the neuroscience community who has shown a strong commitment to creating diverse and inclusive spaces, programs, or laboratories.

Congratulations to…

Erik Herzog, PhD
WashU Biology


5. The Award for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (Students):

This award recognizes a graduate student in the neuroscience community who has shown a strong commitment to promoting diverse and inclusive spaces through mentorship or advocacy.

Congratulations to…

Annie Zheng
Neuroscience PhD Program

Peppar Cyr, MPhil
Neuroscience PhD Program

Questions?  Contact Marwa Mikati, Annie Zheng, or Rebecca Brenner (Student Representatives, Neuroscience Program Steering Committee)