In the Norris lab:

  • We intentionally welcome all regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or socioeconomic status.
  • We foster a climate of purposeful inclusion where all can strive for excellence.
  • We believe open exchange, honest communication, and professionalism allow us to generate new ideas and excel in science.
Colorful graphic with WashU Med logo that states: We welcome all races and ethnicities; all religions; all countries of origin; all sexual orientations; all genders; all ages and abilities


We study neuroscience to improve well-being and further knowledge.


We conduct carefully designed experiments to answer considered questions.

Expectations for lab members:

Get science done!

Be productive, active, and engaged with the research and the scientific community

Don’t ruin it for everyone else!

Support others, don’t engage in destructive behaviors, and don’t be a jerk.


Be professional. Respect yourself, your colleagues, and the community.

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