Category: News

New Insights Into Seizures Advance Efforts to Develop Better Treatments


May 2023- Congratulations to Dr. Ukpong B. Eyo, PhD, and Edward Perez-Reyes, PhD, for publishing their paper on the advancement of seizure treatments! Research from the labs of UVA’s Ukpong…

SOM Earns Top Honors in U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings


May 2023- The University of Virginia School of Medicine has earned a top national ranking for its biomedical research in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools guide.…

Robert J. Kadner Award


May 2023 – Congratulations to Dr. Alban Gaultier for winning the 2022 Robert J. Kadner Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching! This award was established in honor of Robert J. Kadner,…

Jordi Folch-Pi Award


April 2023- Congratulations to Jaeda Coutinho-Budd for winning the Jordi Folch-Pi Award! The Jordi Folch-Pi Award is given to an outstanding young investigator who has demonstrated a high level of…

Peach Award


April 2023- Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Ennerfelt for being named the Outstanding Graduate Student in Neuroscience this year, as well as winning the Peach Outstanding Graduate Student Award! Each year,…

Outstanding Graduate Student in Neuroscience


April 2023- Dr. Michael Kovacs, from Tajie Harris’s laboratory, has been selected as the 2023 MIC Outstanding Student. Mike will also represent the MIC Graduate Program as our nominee for…

GBS Leadership Award


March 2023- The Annual Graduate Biosciences Society (GBS) Symposium was held on Friday, March 17, 2023 in McKim Hall. The day was filled with terrific presentations from the Outstanding Student…

Microglia Regulate Vascular Structure and Function


September 2021 – Congratulations to Drs. Kanchan Bisht and Ukpong Eyo for publishing their research related to microglia, vasculature, and PANX1-P2RY12 in Nature Communications!  See the paper at    and…

Astrocytes promote a protective immune response to brain Toxoplasma gondii infection via IL-33-ST2 signaling


Congratulations to Kate Still and the Harris lab for publishing their recent findings! Click here to read the full article.  

Concussion Discovery Reveals Dire Unknown Effect of Even Mild Brain Injuries


Illustration by Alexandra Angelich, University Communications September  2020 - Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain’s ability to clean itself of toxins, and this may seed it…