Facilitating communication and building bridges

Neuroscience research at WashU has evolved and expanded over the years, often leading the way.  From the nobel-prize winning insights of Rita Levi-Montalcini and Viktor Hamburger on formation and development of the nervous system, through development of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, to current innovations in detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, Washington University has remained among the preeminent institutions for Neuroscience research.

Brain research has advanced to include diverse sub-disciplines such as imaging, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, and genetics/genomics. Moreover, collaborative and interdisciplinary research, common at Washington University, has brought Neuroscience research into an increasing number of laboratories.

The Office of Neuroscience Research (ONR) provides a starting point for investigators, generous supporters, recruits, and others seeking additional information about studies of brain development, function, and health at Washington University.  Additionally, the ONR seeks to expand communication with those outside scientific research through the initiative, Neuroscience and Society.

The ONR is generously sponsored by the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, and the Department of Neurology.


Neuroscience & Society