Designed to acknowledge the most original and important accomplishments in Neuroscience research at WashU by a predoctoral or postdoctoral fellow

Congratulations to the 2021 winners!

  • Oshri Avraham (Cavalli lab, Department of Neuroscience)
    “Glial mechanisms regulating axonal regeneration – looking beyond the neurons”
  • Fang Wang (Kim lab, John T. Milliken Department of Internal Medicine)
    “A novel neuroimmune itch-sensory circuit”

Background

Dr. James L. O’Leary joined the faculty of the Department of Anatomy at Washington University in 1928.  In 1948 he joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology, becoming Head of the Department in 1946, remaining until 1971.  For many years, neuroscience research at Washington University was conducted by Dr. O’Leary and his colleagues.  They developed an interdisciplinary and interactive approach to the study of the nervous system that continues today.  Dr. O’Leary’s colleagues, admirers, and former students established a fund in 1975 to award a prize each year to a graduate student and/or postdoctoral fellow or resident for excellence in neuroscience research.

Congratulations to the 2021 finalists!

  • Oshri Avraham, postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Valeria Cavalli
  • Tamara Markovic, graduate student in the lab of Dr. Jose Moron-Concepcion
  • Deng Pan, graduate student in the lab of Drs. Susan Mackinnon and Matthew Wood
  • Ryan Raut, graduate student in the lab of Dr. Marcus Raichle
  • Zachary Rosenthal, graduate student in the lab of Dr. Jin-Moo Lee
  • Weikang Shi, graduate student in the lab of Dr. Camillo Padoa-Schioppa
  • Kalyan Tripathy, graduate student in the lab of Dr. Joseph Culver
  • Fang Wang, postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Brian Kim
  • Michelle Wegscheid, graduate student in the lab of Dr. David Gutmann
  • Monica Xiong, graduate student in the lab of Dr. David Holtzman

Note that each year, a past O’Leary Prize recipient is invited to be a guest judge and present the O’Leary Lecture.  Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2022 O’Leary Lecture to be held on Wednesday March 16, 2022.

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