“The Developing Brain: New Directions in Science, Policy and Law”

Supported by the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the Department of Neurology, the Office of Neuroscience Research, and the Office of the Provost, this  conference kicked off a new effort at Washington University to address topics where the fields of neuroscience intersect with emerging issues for our society.  This new effort, led by the Office of Neuroscience Research, brought together the academic community as well as those outside our academic walls to engage in ways that help to educate and inform.




Anneliese Schaefer, JD, PhD

Office of Neuroscience Research; Neurology

Susan Appleton, JD

School of Law

Deanna Barch, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Trish Kohl, PhD

Brown School

Joan Luby, MD


Marcus Raichle, MD


Cynthia Rogers, MD


Bradley Schlaggar, MD, PhD

Kennedy Krieger Institute (formerly Neurology)

Desirée White, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences