Landau memorial service planned April 7

A service celebrating the life of William Landau, MD, professor emeritus of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will be at 1 p.m. April 7 in Moore Auditorium on the Medical Campus.

School of Engineering launches master’s in cybersecurity engineering degree

High-profile cyberattacks and data breaches have made cybersecurity engineering one of the fastest-growing careers in the world, yet demand for highly qualified leaders exceeds supply. To meet that demand, the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis is launching a master’s degree in cybersecurity engineering to train new experts for this high-profile field.

Apply for Newman Exploration Travel Fund

University Libraries is encouraging graduate and undergraduate students, along with Danforth Campus faculty and staff members, to apply for a travel grant through the newly created Newman Exploration Travel Fund. The deadline is March 30.

Carter to speak at InvestMidwest forum

Dedric Carter, vice chancellor for operations and technology transfer at Washington University in St. Louis, will be one of two keynote speakers at the 2018 InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum March 29 in St. Louis.

Keeping plant-cell motors on track

In a growing plant cell, motor proteins called kinesins work as transporters that haul materials built in one part of the cell to the place where they are needed. Now, biologists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered the molecular brakeman that holds kinesins in check until their cargo is needed.

McDaniel named to Macmillan Learning advisory council

Mark McDaniel
Mark McDaniel, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, is one of three leading experts in cognitive and learning sciences appointed as permanent members of a Learning Research Advisory Council formed by Macmillan Learning.

3-D mapping babies’ brains

Research from a collaborative team at Washington University in St. Louis tested a 3-D method that could lead to new diagnostic tools that will precisely measure the third-trimester growth and folding patterns of a baby’s brain. Their findings might help to sound an early alarm on developmental disorders in preemies that could affect them later in life.