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.

Postdoctoral opportunities

The CTCN provides support for postdoctoral fellows, including prestigious fellowships and travel awards.

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, and the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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