Category: News & Events

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…

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: https://news.virginia.edu/content/decoding-brain-injuries-5-questions

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…

BIG Scientists are Finalists for Breakthrough of the Year

Neuroscientists found to their surprise that the lymphatic system--the network of vessels that helps clear waste in the body and circulate key immune cells--exists in the brain. The discovery (which…

BIG Identifies Major Genetic Causes of Schizophrenia

Researchers at the School of Medicine will seek to identify the genetic causes of schizophrenia as part of a major project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to…