The McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience is comprised of the Operations Committee, the Executive Committee, the Center Director, the Manager, Financial Operations, and the Project Manager.

Operations Committee

Arpana Agrawal, Psychiatry
Dennis Barbour, Biomedical Engineering
Deanna Barch, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Tamara Hershey, Psychiatry
Alexxai Kravitz, Psychiatry
Camillo Padoa-Schioppa, Neuroscience
Jeffrey Zacks, Psychological & Brain Sciences                                                                                    

Steven Petersen, Neurology – Emeritus Director

Executive Committee

Tamara Hershey, Psychiatry
Jin-Moo Lee, Neurology
Eric Lenze, Psychiatry
Linda Richards, Neuroscience
Pamela Woodard, Radiology
Jeffrey Zacks, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Gregory Zipfel, Neurosurgery

Tamara Hershey, Ph.D.

Center Director

Dr. Hershey’s tenure as Center Director began July 2018.  As Director, she oversees the operations of the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, serving as leader of the Operations and Executive Committees.  Committee members are responsible for reviewing and approving funding requests related broadly to systems neuroscience at Washington University, in the form New Resource Proposals, Small Grants and other special requests.

Rashelle Popinski

Manager of Financial Operations

Rashelle oversees the Center’s administrative responsibilities and staff, including budgets and projections, account setup for new awards, payroll and sourcing, management of CCSN training grant, oversight of CCSN activities and events, the annual Neuroscience Retreat and various other large-scale events.

Carmen Horn

Project Manager

Carmen provides administrative support to the Center including organizing meetings and special events, coordinating the small grants program and new resource proposals, monitoring accounts for overdraft and close out, purchasing, approvals, space and asset audits, maintaining Center calendar and website, coordinating CCSN events and activities, speaker travel and updating CCSN database.