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2019 St. Louis Area Brain Bee

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This past February 16th, WashU hosted the 12th annual Brain Bee which was hosted by Professor Erik Herzog of the biology department and student co-directors Sid Rana and Ankit Choudhury.  Congratulations to our top 12 finalists!! Rincon Jagarlamudi (winner from Marquette High School)  Aanjaneyaa Venkataraman Shelei Pan Aditya Kondepudi Grant Manwaring Rohith Ryali Shriya Koneru […]

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Synapse 101 Education: Midsemester Update

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Synapse 101 works with local elementary schools to teach neuroscience to elementary school students With 5 coordinators, Synapse 101 has been working with many elementary school classrooms this semester to extend our love for neuroscience with kids across the St. Louis area. Synapse 101 volunteers show students in Mr(s). Y’s classroom how to build model […]

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October Speaker Event Roundup

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Shoutout to everyone who came out last Thursday for our October Speaker Event to hear Drs. Craig Buchman, Jennifer Strahle, Hillary Orlowski, and Gus Davis discuss their practices, daily work schedules, and balancing their lives inside/out of the hospital. Below we have some pictures from the event in Siegel. Keep an eye out for our […]

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MD Speaker Panel Tonight at Seigle!

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  Hey Synapse members, in case you missed the Facebook event, newsletter, and Underpass painting, Synapse is hosting Dr. Craig Buchman, Dr. Jennifer Strahle, Dr. Hilary Orlowski, and Dr. Gus Davis, for our November speaker event in Siegel L009 from 7:15-8:15 PM tonight. They will be discussing their path towards becoming physicians, their daily work […]

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September Speaker Event Roundup

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Thanks to everyone who came out last Thursday for our September Speaker Event to hear Luke Dittrich discuss the ethics of medicine, informed consent, and the changing role of doctors in the medical field. Dittrich’s grandfather was the neurosurgeon who performed the infamous lobotomy on 7 year old Patient H.M., who suffered from anterior grade […]

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Get Involved with Synapse Today

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There are opportunities for everyone (pre-med or not) to get involved with Synapse!​ We need passionate people to help connect and positively influence growth in our community. Whether you are a Washington University student just itching to mobilize your learning or a community member who wants to help out, Synapse has a place for you! Merging […]

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Who We are and What We Do

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History​ Synapse, formerly known as CO-SIGN: College Student Interest Group in Neuroscience, was originally founded as an undergraduate club affiliated with SIGN at the WU School of Medicine. The club focused on aiding undergraduate students in their current and future neuroscience studies with research panels and opportunities to shadow physicians. Synapse continues to offer these […]