O’Leary Lecture

Each year, a former recipient of the James L. O’Leary Prize for Research in Neuroscience competition is invited to present the annual O’Leary Lecture, and also be a guest judge at the prize competition.

Save the dates!

3
Mar

O’Leary Prize Competition

March 3, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Erlanger Auditorium, McDonnell Sciences 1st floor (Medical Campus)

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.  

The 2020 O’Leary Lecturer/Guest Judge is Robert Burgess (The Jackson Laboratory), winner of the 2001 O’Leary Prize as a Post Doc in Josh Sanes’ lab (WashU Anatomy & Neurobiology (Dept. of Neuroscience)). View the list of past O’Leary Prize winners.

A history of past O'Leary lecturers

2019 Eric Leuthardt, MD 2004 post doc – Dan Moran lab, WashU Biomedical Engineering
2018 Catherine Collins, PhD 2006 post doc – Aaron DiAntonio lab, WashU Molecular Biology & Pharmacology (Developmental Biology)
2017 John Fryer, PhD 2005 graduate student – David Holtzman lab, WashU Neurology
2016 Malu Tansey, PhD 2000 post doc – Eugene Johnson lab, WashU Neurology
2015 Jeffrey Neil, MD, PhD 1984 graduate student – Arthur Loewy lab, WashU Anatomy & Neurobiology (Dept. of Neuroscience)
2014 Steve Mennerick, PhD 1994 graduate student – Charles Zorumski lab, WashU Psychiatry
2013 Andrew Hershey, MD, PhD 1991 graduate student – James Krause lab, WashU Anatomy & Neurobiology (Dept. of Neuroscience)
2012 Maria Donoghue, PhD 1992 graduate student – John Merlie lab, WashU Molecular Biology & Pharmacology (Developmental Biology) and Josh Sanes, WashU Anatomy & Neurobiology (Dept. of Neuroscience)
2011 Randy Buckner, PhD 1995 graduate student – Steve Petersen lab, WashU Neurology
2010 Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD 1987 graduate student – Tom Thach lab, WashU Anatomy & Neurobiology (Dept. of Neuroscience)
2009 Tom Carmichael, MD, PhD 1993 graduate student – Joel Price lab, WashU Anatomy & Neurobiology (Dept. of Neuroscience)
2008 Alison Strack, PhD 1990 graduate student – Arthur Loewy lab, WashU Anatomy & Neurobiology (Dept. of Neuroscience)
2007 Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD 1978 graduate student – Dale Purves lab, WashU Physiology & Biophysics