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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!

Jonathan Kipnis Receives NIH Director’s Pioneer Award


October 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Kipnis and his lab for receiving the NIH Director's Pioneer Award! Click here to read the full UVA Today article.

John Lukens Receives New R01


September 2018 - Dr. Lukens has been awarded an R01 by the NIH - Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke. He and his lab will be investigating lymphatic dysfunction in…

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.

Alban Gaultier is Promoted


July 2018 - BIG Center Faculty member Alban Gaultier is promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations Dr. Gaultier!

5 Questions with Javier Provencio


Check out this fascinating article in UVA Today highlighting Dr. Javier Provencio's work in the Nerancy Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit:

Smart Drug Smarts podcast interview highlights lymphatic system discovery


“Brain, Meet Lymphatic System” – A Biology Surprise The Leap Day podcast from the Smart Drug Smarts show featured Jonathan Kipnis, Ph.D. as he discusses the very exciting, recent discovery of…

Textbook-Altering Link Between Brain, Immune System


In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune…