Dr. O’Connor Wins the 2023 Larry Sandler Award

The lab congratulates our newest postdoc, Dr. James O’Connor, on winning the Genetics Society of America’s Larry Sandler award. The award honors the best PhD thesis work in the field of Drosophila research from the previous year. James will be presenting his thesis work as the Larry Sandler Memorial lecture at the upcoming Drosophila Research […]

Aaron wins Neuroscience Community Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Dr. DiAntonio was honored to be recognized for Excellence in Mentoring in the second annual Neuroscience Community Awards. This wasn’t his first award for mentorship. He has also won the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards from both the Graduate Student Senate (2011) and the Postdoctoral Society (2008).

Neha Damaraju Wins a Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to Neha Damaraju on winning the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship!  She is pictured here with two of her mentors, Mark Zaydman and James Weagley. Her project explores the role of the newly discovered TIR family of NAD+ cleaving enzymes in bacterial immunity.

Aaron named fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science

Dr. Aaron DiAntonio is being honored with fellowship in the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his contributions to neuroscience, in particular to understanding pathways of injury response and degeneration in axons. Dr. DiAntonio is one of seven Washington University faculty named to the AAAS. Look for the formal announcement of the […]

Lab Alumna Wins Best Talk Prize

We would like to wish Lauren Walker, a former graduate student in the lab, a hearty congratulations for winning the best talk prize at the Hilde Mangold Postdoctoral Symposium at the recent Society for Developmental Biology meeting. She won the award for her presentation on “Identification of extrinsic cues promoting target-selective axon regeneration”.

Congratulations to Helen Li on winning the Thach Award!

Hailun “Helen” Li has won the Thach Award for her short talk at the Annual Neuroscience Retreat.  No one in the lab was surprised as even Helen’s lab meeting presentations are works of art, but we are especially happy as this is the second year in a row that a member of the lab has won. […]