School of Medicine

Kepecs named BJC investigator

Adam Kepecs, PhD, has been named a BJC Investigator, and a professor of neuroscience and of psychiatry, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Photo: courtesy of Adam Kepecs)

Adam Kepecs, PhD, recognized internationally for his research on neural circuits responsible for cognition and decision-making, has been named a BJC Investigator and a professor of neuroscience and psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The BJC Investigators Program recruits to the School of Medicine scientists who bring innovative approaches to address important biological questions, and whose discoveries have the potential to identify new ways of understanding disease and developing treatments.

Kepecs currently is a professor and chair of the Neuroscience Program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, both in New York…

…“Dr. Kepecs is an international leader in the fields of circuit and systems neuroscience, and has been a pioneer in understanding the neural circuits responsible for cognitive functions, most notably decision-making and what is known as ‘decision confidence,’” said David H. Perlmutter, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs, the George and Carol Bauer dean, and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor. “He excels at weaving together the skills of an engineer, a deep understanding of biology and sophisticated mathematical insight, and we believe he will bring enormous strength to the systems neuroscience expertise already here at the School of Medicine.”

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