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Whether it's ground breaking basic science or clinical research focused on developmental or genetic disorders that affect the nervous system, neurodegenerative disease, neuroimmunology, neuroinfectious disease, epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, brain tumors, headache, stroke, or traumatic brain/spinal cord injury, our researchers are on a quest to improve the lives of individuals with neurological disorders.

Within the Department of Neurology, our research scientists are focused on understanding, treating and preventing neurological disorders. We seek to accomplish this through a wide range of research activities, including through clinical trials to understand new potential treatments and through basic scientific research focused on systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience approaches.



Whether you're interested in pursuing residency training or advanced fellowship opportunities, the department offers a wide array of options to learn from recognized experts in neurology.


Patient Care

Washington University neurologists are leading the quest to better understand, treat and prevent neurological conditions in children, adolescents and adults. As part of our mission, we also are committed to training the next generation of leaders in neurological care and research.