NSF names Thoroughman director of CogNeuro program

Kurt Thoroughman will oversee the review processes for the National Science Foundation’s Cognitive Neuroscience program.

Kurt Thoroughman, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has been named the program director for the Cognitive Neuroscience program at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The Cognitive Neuroscience program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. As a program director, Thoroughman will oversee the NSF’s merit review process and help define new funding opportunities. He’ll also have the opportunity to be involved with national scientific programs and initiatives that raise intellectual awareness and enhance the growth of the industry.

Thoroughman joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and his research interests include human learning, motor control and computational neuroscience. He also serves as the director of the Laboratory of Neural Computation.