At prestigious labs around the country, W&L students have pushed themselves and the frontiers of science in the quest to find a cure for a rare disease.
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Deepthi Thumuluri '20 won a Virginia Academy of Sciences grant to continue her research into the relationship between diet-induced obesity, exercise and the gut microbiome.
Megan Engeland '19 spent her summer in a research laboratory in the psychology department at the University of Sydney in Australia.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Midha Ahmad '21 and Sawera Khan '21 to spend the summer in Pakistan, where they compared alternative medicine to traditional treatment.
Erin An '19 has spent time this summer researching immunotherapy treatments for pediatric cancer at the University of Virginia.
Elmes taught at Washington and Lee University for 40 years until his retirement in 2007.
The professor of psychology emeritus died June 4.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) research fellowship will allow her to conduct research at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense.
The NSF only funds about 11,000 of the 40,000 proposals it receives annually for research, education and training projects.
Emily Perszyk ’18 reflects on what W&L has to offer in the classroom and on the court — and how it led to her interest in the study of taste, smell and flavor.
ODK inducted four honorary and seven student initiates
Andrew Mah ’18 has spent his undergraduate career studying the circadian rhythms of spiders.
Uma Sarwadnya '19 knew she wanted to be a doctor her whole life. What she didn't know was how many unique opportunities she would find at W&L to support her journey — including a project with ants.
Charles Montgomery, urban design consultant and award-winning journalist, is the fourth speaker in the Questioning Intimacy Series.
Jackson Roberts '19 had the opportunity to intern in Quito, Ecuador, exploring local customs, becoming part of the community, and learning the ins and outs of healthcare.
Shadowing surgeons in Thailand made neuroscience major Emily Ellis '18 even more excited about her chosen career path.
Hannah Palmatary '18 spent the summer discovering the ancient ruins of Greece, as well as her own talent and passion for creative writing.
A summer at UC San Diego gave Katie Volk '18 experience working in a big research environment
Shadowing doctors in Peru allowed Bryan D'Ostroph '19 to practice his Spanish and firm up future career plans in health care.
Twelve Class of 2021 students visited W&L for a five-week Advanced Research Cohort program that allowed them to dabble in STEM projects and establish quality relationships.
Jake Roberts' study abroad trip started with an earthquake, and ended with him finding a passion for public health.
Melina Knabe was inspired by her own bilingualism to study the effects of knowing two languages on the brain.
Sierra Noland and Tara Cooper received Critical Language Scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Meet Andrew Mah ‘18, an accomplished mathematician who found an unlikely passion - spiders!
Meet Tara Loughery, a junior who was considering going pre-med, but decided to pursue a different path after the STEM Career Trip to Richmond.
Meet Andy Cuthbert '18, a pre-med neuroscience major with a serious love of the outdoors.
Henry Eugene King, professor emeritus of psychology at Washington and Lee University, died on Oct. 31, at his home in Lexington, Virginia.
The neuroscience major and philosophy minor will use her $500 research grant to fund her senior honors thesis.
American students traveled abroad with international students for summer projects they created together. .
Nicole Gunawansa ’14 is passionate about delivering health care to marginalized patients.
W&L Psychology professor Tyler Lorig reports from his AAAS fellowship on Capitol Hill.
Alessandra Catizone '15 and Eleanor Jones '15 provide prosthetic hands to amputees in El Salvador.
Christopher Levy '15 and Sara Korash-Schiff '15 study the production of overtones in choral music.
Araba Wubah '17 conducts immunology research in Ghana.
Charlie Zachariades, of Chatham, N.J., a senior at Washington and Lee University, was awarded a 2016 R&A Ransome Scholarship for a one-year master’s program in global health implementation at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Takes Rachel Solomon '16 to Argentina for Medical Fieldwork
In March, Phil Marella ’81 and his wife, Andrea, visited campus, not only to visit their son Phil, who is a first-year student here, but to also personally deliver a check from Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) to President Ken Ruscio ’76.
Former All-American tennis player applies skills learned on the court to career in cancer research.
Rachel S. Herz, a world-renowned expert on the psychology of smell, will give the keynote speech for Washington and Lee University's Science, Society and the Arts on March 13 in Evans Dining Hall. The title of Herz' lecture is "The Scent of Desire."
Nicole Gunawansa, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has won a Luce Scholarship that will enable her to spend 10 months living and working in Asia.
Keeping the interest of kindergarteners through second-graders at the end of a long day isn't easy. But an after-school program conducted at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary School succeeded in doing so, teaching them about parts of the brain, brain development, how the brain impacts behavior and how environment impacts the brain.
Washington and Lee neuroscientist Tyler Lorig has mixed views of the BRAIN Project announced by President Obama this month.
Richard P. “Duke” Cancelmo Jr., a partner with Bridgeway Capital, will be the final speaker in Washington and Lee’s yearlong “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series on Thursday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
Richard J. Davidson of the University of Wisconsin will present the next lecture in Washington and Lee’s yearlong “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series on March 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
Michael Gazzaniga, professor of psychology and director of The SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual Institute for Honor Symposium at Washington and Lee University on Friday, March 1.
Duke professor Scott Swartzwelder to address alcohol's long-lasting effects on the brain at Washington and Lee on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
Keaton Fletcher, a Washington and Lee University senior from Littleton, Colo., has been named the 2012 recipient of the David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.
Mark Bear, the Picower Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m. in Science Center 214.
The first phase of the new Integrative and Quantitative (IQ) Center at Washington and Lee University is underway, with a projected opening date of June 2013.
Washington and Lee biology professor Fiona Watson and two undergraduate researchers are developing a gene profile to determine how the optic nerve is regenerated in frogs. fish and cold-blooded invertebrates,
Carol Graham, College Park Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, will open Washington and Lee's seminar series, "Question the Good Life," with a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The title of the speech, which is open to the public, is “Happiness around the World: Happy Peasants, Miserable Millionaires, and Questions for Policy.”
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Washington and Lee University as one of 47 small colleges and universities in the country to share in grants totaling more than $50 million.
Images highlighting the work of Washington and Lee University alumni who are scientists form an unusual art exhibit in the University’s Kamen Gallery, opening April 30 and continuing through May 17.
An exhibit of 19th-century scientific instruments on the main floor of the Leyburn Library at Washington and Lee University shows how students used to study physics, chemistry, mathematics, surveying and other scientific disciplines. Yolanda Merrill, humanities librarian and associate professor, originated the idea for the exhibit after noticing similar instruments on display in the library’s […]
Washington and Lee University students Lauren Acker and Daniel Hsu will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 12:10 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons. Lauren Acker, a senior from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is majoring in sociology and anthropology with an emphasis on anthropology. She belongs to […]