New lab member

Allison Soung has joined the lab as a graduate student. Welcome, Allison!

New fellowship

Melissa Lu has been awarded a Wash U Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award to support her summer stipend. The SURF awards are highly competitive and are funded by Wash U, the NIH, and the HHMI. Congratulations, Melissa!

Sarah Ackerman wins the 2016 Needleman Prize!

Congratulations, Sarah! The now Dr. Ackerman has achieved the Washington University Graduate Student Trifecta! First the Olin, then the O’Leary, and now the 2016 Needleman Prize. This award is given annually to a graduating student at Washington University who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of Pharmacology.

Congratulations, Dr. Ackerman!

Sarah Ackerman has successfully defended her Ph.D. – Sarah did an amazing job and we are excited to see what she’ll accomplish in her postdoctoral training! Congratulations, Sarah!
Congratulations, Dr. Ackerman!
Dr. Ackerman & lab

Congratulations again, Sarah A.!

Sarah Ackerman is one of two 2016 O’Leary Prize winners. The O’Leary Prize recognizes the most original and important accomplishments performed by pre- or postdoctoral trainees at Washington University. Congratulations, Sarah!

New Fellowship

Amy Herbert has been awarded a 2-year F31 NRSA from the NIH/NINDS to support her studies on a mutant she discovered in our forward genetic screen. Congratulations, Amy!

New Award

Kelly has been awarded a Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Harry Weaver made seminal contributions to MS research and was the Society’s Director of Research from 1966-1977. This award for junior faculty in the MS field was named in his honor and will provide Kelly with grant and salary support for five years.

New Award

Sarah Ackerman has been named a Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellow! This award was made possible by a generous gift from the Olin Foundation and its purpose is to honor the top graduate students at Washington University recognized for the “past achievement and the promise of a distinguished career in the biomedical sciences.” Congratulations, Sarah!

New Grant

We have received a two-year, $285,605 grant from the Missouri Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Research Program (SCIDRP) to support our studies of spinal cord myelination. Congratulations, lab!

New Award

Kelly has been selected to receive a 2016 Distinguished Investigator Award to honor outstanding achievements in research. This award is co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office, the Office of  Faculty Affairs, Central Administration, and the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council. Read more here.

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