The annual Neuroscience Retreat is open to all in the Washington University Neuroscience Community regardless of graduate program, department, or campus.
The Retreat is organized by graduate students in different programs, and is intended to foster scientific and social interaction among students, post docs, and faculty.
The Annual Neuroscience Retreat takes place each fall and is open to students (all graduate programs), post docs and faculty engaged in Neuroscience research.
The retreat is organized by graduate students and coordinated by the Office of Neuroscience Research.
Administrative assistance is provided by the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
The Retreat program includes short talks, keynote talks, “table topics”, a poster session and NeurOlympics.
The Neuroscience Retreat is a great opportunity for all to share research findings, socialize, identify labs for rotation and otherwise engage.
To review speakers at previous Neuroscience Retreats including the 2019 retreat, visit the Retreat Archives.
Students and Post Docs: You can designate that you will present a poster, or request to be considered for a short talk. All others are welcome to present a poster. (Those who are not selected for a short talk will automatically be added to the poster program.) Short talks are selected by a review committee; considerations include scientific merit, approach, and graduate program (with an aim to feature multiple programs).
Faculty members are invited to present a poster at the Retreat. This is a great way to showcase your research to incoming students!
Grad students and post docs who give short talks or present posters on their research conducted at WashU are eligible to compete for a Tom Thach Award.
Congratulations to the 2019 Thach Award winners, Yang Shi and Tamara Markovic!
NOTE – Recognizing that there may be a hardship for those with small children, the Retreat Faculty Committee has agreed that registrants may request to bring children. Please note, registrants will be responsible for any associated expenses. The organizers hope that this will alleviate hardship and allow those with small children to coordinate so that they can participate at the Retreat. If you would like to request to bring small children, please 1) indicate this request on the registration form; and 2) forward additional details about your hardship to ONR@email.wustl.edu.
Stay tuned as we request your designs for the t-shirt competition, and then open up the voting!
The winning design will be available for purchase at the retreat.
Short sleeve: $5
Long sleeve: $10
Cash/check preferred, but other options available.
The Office of Neuroscience Research is grateful to the students, faculty, and administrators who serve on this committee.
Saul Bello Rojas
David Van Essen