Chihiro Sato, PhD, and Kanta Horie, PhD, work in the mass spectrometer lab in the BJC Institute of Health on October 19, 2022. The pair worked on a paper regarding biomarker for primary tauopathies.

WashU’s comprehensive strengths

WashU Medicine is among the world’s largest academic medical centers, with extensive research expertise across every area of biomedicine and from basic science through clinical and translational research. 


I think WashU is unparalleled in its collaborative spirit — not just in neurology and neuroscience, but across the university. There’s broad expertise in almost anything that you would be interested in, and I’ve always received a positive response when I reach out to a colleague for help.

Brendan Lucey, MD, Professor of Neurology, Section Chief of Sleep Medicine

Immense neuroscience community

WashU is home to one of the world’s largest neuroscience communities, with roughly 170 faculty in the Department of Neurology alone. Faculty and trainees have access to deep expertise from world-renowned faculty across neurology and all related specialties, including neurosurgery, neuroscience, radiology, psychiatry, genetics, genomics and anesthesiology. Given this breadth and depth, trainees have nearly unlimited options for research, and faculty can easily assemble a cadre of effective collaborators.

Multidisciplinary collaboration

Multidisciplinary collaboration is deeply embedded in our culture. In our noncompetitive environment, faculty and trainees seamlessly work across disciplines for maximal success. 

Neuroscience at WashU

Across disciplines and departments, we’re leading advances in discovery, education and care.

30 training programs | 100+ research teams | 1 DEDICATED BUILDING