Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG)

Scientists in UVA’s Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) Center are at the forefront of neuroimmunology research. The BIG Center is investigating ways to harness the power of the body’s own immune system to help develop new treatments for Multiple Sclerosis, Autism spectrum disorder, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Depression, Stroke and many other illnesses.

Latest News

Antidepressant Could Stop Deadly Sepsis, Study Suggests

February 2019 - Dr. Alban Gaultier and Dorian Rosen have identified an antidepressant that may also stop deadly sepsis. Their findings were published in the February 6, 2019 issue of…
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Annual BIG Center Fall Hike

  October 2018 - The BIG Center visits the Shenandoah Valley for its annual team-building Fall Hike. Special thanks to Cat Lammert (Lukens Lab) for organizing!
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BIG Center Welcomes Dr. Ukpong Eyo

August 2018 - Dr. Eyo is the newest faculty member of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia at the rank of Assistant Professor.
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UVA has significantly invested in the Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) Center, but additional support from private philanthropy will allow us to move more quickly and enhance the impact of our research.

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