The McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience was established in 2007.

The fundamental mission for the Center is to enhance research and research training opportunities in systems and cognitive neuroscience across all the relevant Schools of Washington University.

The main resources available through the Center are: 

Small Grant Program

The Center has an ongoing small grants program to support promising new research initiatives within the Washington University neuroscience community. The single yearly deadline is in March.

CCSN Pathway

Cognitive, Computational and Systems Neuroscience (CCSN) Pathway, a specialized curriculum available to students pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology or Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Center Administration coordinates activities and events for this program.

New Resource Proposals

Requests for New Resource Proposals are meant to be very flexible and have no fixed deadline. The requests can be any size within the available resources of the Center, and should not be bound by any fixed amount.

Center Administration

Center Administration offers administrative assistance for large grant submissions, meeting and seminar organization, and other multi-departmental projects.

News & Announcements

Integrative and Network-Specific Connectivity of the Basal Ganglia and Thalamus Defined in Individuals

Summary The basal ganglia, thalamus, and cerebral cortex form an interconnected network implicated in many neurological and psychiatric illnesses. A better understanding of cortico-subcortical circuits in individuals will aid in development of personalized treatments. Using precision functional mapping—individual-specific analysis of highly sampled human participants—we investigated individual-specific functional connectivity between subcortical structures and cortical functional networks. […]

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