Welcome to the Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

We are a hub for neuroscientists to collaborate with mathematicians, physicists and engineers to find creative solutions to some of the most difficult problems currently facing neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

Faculty affiliated with the CTCN represent a variety of scientific disciplines from the Schools of Engineering, Medicine, and Arts & Sciences at Washington University. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in theoretical and computational neuroscience are an integral part of this collaborative, creative ecosystem of scholars. CTCN postdocs receive interdisciplinary mentorship from faculty with complementary expertise. CTCN members meet regularly at our Computational Neuroscience seminars.


Applications are now open for the 2024 Computational Neuroscience Next Generation Symposium at WashU on September 16.

Graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply for this opportunity to present your research and connect with our thriving computational and theoretical neuroscience community.

Deadline is May 31. See details »

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Postdoctoral opportunities

The CTCN provides support for postdoctoral fellows, including prestigious fellowships and travel awards. Salary for CTCN Fellows is $7,000 above standard NIH postdoc rates, plus $3,000/year for conference travel.

Hayoung Song

Hayoung Song to join WashU as CTCN Fellow

Song, who is completing her PhD at the University of Chicago, will focus on developing a computational understanding of high-level cognition.

Leaders in neuroscience

Neuroscience research at WashU spans disciplines, scales and techniques.


The CTCN is funded by the School of Medicine, McKelvey School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, the Departments of Neuroscience, Neurology and Developmental Biology, the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience and McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology.

All inquiries regarding the Center should be directed to ctcn@wustl.edu.