Poster Awards – Eligibility

  • Eligible scientist must be within 10 years since receipt of Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent advanced degree, or be in a program leading to such a degree.
  • Extensions of this time limit will be considered for candidates with special circumstances (e.g. a documented leave-of-absence to care for family members, etc).
  • Previous winners of Poster Awards are eligible for an award in subsequent years, but will not receive more than one free registration.

What the Poster Award provides:

  • Poster Award Winners will receive a Certificate of Recognition from the WCBR
  • Winners receive one free registration to a future WCBR meeting (valid for 3 years)*
  • Note that there is a cap on one free registration for a poster award, and two free registrations for any combination of Travel Fellowships and Poster Awards

*Due to the cancellation of the 2021 WCBR, past poster winners will be eligible for an additional year of complimentary registration if it has not already been claimed.


Congratulations to the 2020 Poster Awardees for “Outstanding Poster”

John Bohnsack

Targeted Epigenetic Editing in the Amygdala Prevents Adulthood Behavioral Pathology Caused by Adolescent Alcohol

Rianne Campbell

Cell Type Specific Role of HDAC3 within the NaC in Regulating Cocaine-Induced Plasticity

Sarah Cook

LTD Requires Engagement of Two Distinct Mechanisms for Suppression of CaMKII Synaptic Targeting

Justin Siemian

Lateral Hypothalamic Fast-Spiking Parvalbumin Neurons Modulate Nociception through Connections in the Periaqueductal Gray Area

Jennifer Zachry

Defining How Information Encoding in D1 and D2 Medium Spiny Neurons in the Nucleus Accumbens Guides Motivated Behavior

Chris Zimmerman

Gut–Brain Modulation of Central Thirst Circuitry Controls Satiation

Cassandra Dennys-Rivers

Rapid Reprogramming Method Differentiates CuATSM Responders/Nonresponders From ALS Patient Population

Jonna Jackson

Ethanol Induced Concentration-Dependent Effects on POMC Neuronal Excitability

Rikke Kofoed

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound and rAAV2-HBKO Lead to Widespread Expression of Transgene in the Brain