Department of Neuroscience

Message from the Chairman

Azad Bonni, MD, PhD
Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine. Steeped in history, the Department has its origins as the Department of Anatomy at the dawn of the last century. The emergence of neuroscience as a discipline in the middle part of the twentieth century brought an evolution in our department to Anatomy and Neurobiology in 1975. With the explosive growth of the neurosciences over the past four decades taking center stage and shaping its future, the Department was renamed in 2015 as the Department of Neuroscience.

Anatomy represents and will continue as a fundamental cornerstone of the teaching mission of the Department. Indeed, we take pride in the essential role of our department in medical education, and our professors are perennial recipients of prestigious teaching awards at Washington University School of Medicine... read more


DON in the News

Dr. Ilya Monosov to receive 2019 McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award

SfN Award for Education in Neuroscience goes to Drs. Erik Herzog and Gönül Peker

Dr. Azad Bonni elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Terry Ritzman named 2017-18 WUSM Stanley Lang Lecturer of the Year

Drs. Amy Bauernfeind, Paul Bridgman, Krikor Dikranian recipients of the 2017-18 WUSM Distinguished Service Teaching Award

Commentary: A neuroscientist, once a child immigrant, on how family separation affects the brain