Big Idea: Cortex

Big Idea: Cortex

Welcome to Cortex, an innovation community started in 2002 thanks to a lead investment from Washington University. Drone footage takes you through the formerly blighted industrial complex that is now a hip mixed-use space and home to more than 5,800 jobs. This is Cortex.
Engineering a third option

Engineering a third option

Working with budding local tech companies can be good for researchers, good for startups and good for the local economy — even if, in the end, the researcher decides to head back to the lab. Here’s the story of what one PhD student is learning about his options.
IDEA Labs student entrepreneurs schooled on key to success

IDEA Labs student entrepreneurs schooled on key to success

About 200 Washington University students in medicine, engineering and business recently gathered in the Cortex Innovation District for a networking event known as “Problem Day.” The event kicked off a seven-month effort for student entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions to clinical problems. 

​Med Campus students win Neuro Startup Challenge​​​​​​​

A team of Washington University students on the Medical Campus recently won top honors in the Neuro Startup Challenge, a biotech startup competition designed to commercialize promising brain-related discoveries of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).The team developed a business plan to commercialize a test for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Academy of Science-St. Louis honors Washington University researchers

Six researchers at Washington University are being honored as outstanding scientists by the Academy of Science-St. Louis. University recipients are faculty members Ralph Quatrano, Jennifer K. Lodge, Samuel Achilefu, Charles M. Hohenberg, Gautam Dantas and Steven Teitelbaum (right), who received a lifetime achievement award.

Duncan/Boyle intersection to close for six weeks starting Sept. 15

The Metropolitan Sewer District project to upgrade the Duncan Avenue storm sewer will close the intersection of Duncan and Boyle avenues for approximately six weeks starting at 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Employees who access campus parking via the intersection should plan to take alternate routes, such as Clayton and Forest Park avenues to Newstead or Taylor avenues.

Washington University is big player in St. Louis’ booming central corridor

Hank Webber, executive vice chancellor for administration, sits down with the Record to talk about Washington University’s major role in the growth of St. Louis’ central corridor. An expert in urban planning, Webber knows faculty and students want to be part of a thriving community, so he focuses on projects that are winners for both WUSTL and the region.

Medical Center and CORTEX traffic updates, webcam offered online

Washington University Medical Center and the CORTEX district just east of the Medical Campus are evolving daily. A webpage has been created to keep visitors, employees and residents informed about street-improvement projects and traffic flow in the area.Views from a live webcam showing the progress also are available via this link.
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