Protein Aggregation & Neurodegeneration

Working group for HPAN
Organizer: Chris Weihl Read More


The Protein Aggregation & Neurodegeneration Research Group is the working group for the Hope Center Program on Protein Aggregation & Neurodegeneration (HPAN), the most formalized of the Hope Center Research groups. HPAN’s goal is to develop better ways to diagnose and treat neurodegenerative diseases through an understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms that lead to protein aggregation and disease. Group meetings are in two different formats, a lab meeting and a PI chalk talk (PIs only), and are open to investigators in the Washington University community.

All meetings are listed on the ONR Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.

Organizer/Contact Information

For additional information about Protein Aggregation & Neurodegeneration Group Meetings, please contact the faculty organizer Chris Weihl or the administrative coordinator, Jan Konrad.

2019/2020 Schedule, Protein Aggregation & Neurodegeneration Group

2nd Wednesday of the month
8:30a – 9:30a
BJC Institute of Health 9AB

  • September 11: Beau Ances (WashU Neurology) “Comparisons between Autosomal Dominant AD and Late Onset AD”
  • October 9: Dmitriy Yablonskiy (WashU Radiology) “In vivo detection of neurodegeneration with quantitative genetically-enabled MRI: principles and applications to Alzheimer disease and Multiple Sclerosis”
  • November 13: Hemanth Ramesh Nelvagal (Cooper lab, WashU Pediatrics) “Early disease phenotypes in a mouse model of Infantile Batten (CLN1) disease”
  • December 11: Cashikar and Paul lab (WashU Psychiatry)
  • January 8: Holtzman lab (WashU Neurology)
  • February 12: Cirrito lab (WashU Neurology)
  • March 11: Zachary Grese (Ayala lab, Saint Louis University)
  • April 8: Weihl lab (WashU Neurology)
  • May 13: Karch lab (WashU Psychiatry)
  • June 10: Miller lab (WashU Neurology)

For previous years’ talks, check out the archive links below.

All meetings are listed on the ONR Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.

Archives of previous seasons










Protein Aggregation & Neurodegeneration Faculty

Group meeting faculty organizer: Chris Weihl

Affiliated faculty

Beau Ances (WashU Neurology)
Yuna Ayala (St. Louis University)
Randall Bateman (WashU Neurology)
Kendall Blumer (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)
Thomas Brett (WashU Medicine)
Thomas Burris (St. Louis College of Pharmacy/WashU Anesthesiology)
Anil Cashikar (WashU Psychiatry)
Zhou-Feng Chen (WashU Anesthesiology)
John Cirrito (WashU Neurology)
Marco Colonna (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Carlos Cruchaga (WashU Psychiatry)
Adish Dani (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Gus Davis (WashU Neurology)
Marc Diamond (WashU Neurology)
Abhinav Diwan (WashU Medicine)
Anne Fagan (WashU Neurology)
Carl Frieden (WashU Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics)
Gilbert Gallardo (WashU Neurology)
Jeff Gidday (WashU Neurosurgery)
Dennis Hallahan (WashU Radiation Oncology)
Edward Han (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Tamara Hershey (WashU Psychiatry)
Didier Hodzic (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
David Holtzman (WashU Neurology)
Meredith Jackrel (WashU Chemistry)
Sanjay Jain (WashU Medicine)
Celeste Karch (WashU Psychiatry)
Paul Kotzbauer (WashU Neurology)
Geraldine Kress (WashU Neurology)
Jin-Moo Lee (WashU Neurology)
Mingjie Li (WashU Neurology)
David Limbrick (WashU Neurosurgery)
Brendan Lucey (WashU Neurology)
Moe Mahjoub (WashU Medicine)
Soe Soe Mar (WashU Neurology)
Steve Mennerick (WashU Psychiatry)
Tim Miller (WashU Neurology)
Liviu Mirica (WashU Chemistry)
John Morris (WashU Neurology)
Erik Musiek (WashU Neurology)
Andrew Nguyen (Saint Louis University)
David Ornitz (WashU Developmental Biology)
Dan Ory (WashU Medicine)
Rohit Pappu (WashU Biomedical Engineering)
Steven Paul (WashU Psychiatry)
David Perlmutter (WashU Pediatrics)
Joel Perlmutter (WashU Neurology)
Richard Perrin (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Alan Pestronk (WashU Neurology)
Steve Petersen (WashU Neurology)
Marc Raichle (WashU Radiology)
Naresha Saligrama (WashU Neurology)
Mark Sands (WashU Medicine)
Robert Schmidt (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Itender Singh (WashU Neurosurgery)
Joy Snider (WashU Neurology)
Amber Stratman (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)
Heather True (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)
Fumihiko Urano (WashU Medicine)
Andrei Vlassenko (WashU Radiology)
Yong Wang (WashU Radiology)
Chris Weihl (WashU Neurology)
David Wozniak (WashU Psychiatry)
Qin Yang (WashU Radiation Oncology)
Hiroko Yano (WashU Neurosurgery)
Andrew Yoo (WashU Developmental Biology)
Greg Zipfel (WashU Neurosurgery)