Research Highlights

Kipnis Receives Prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, a School of Medicine neuroscientist who is transforming our understanding of the brain’s relationship to the immune system has been awarded the prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award from…

Kipnis Lab

In Scientific American cover story, “The Seventh Sense,” neuroscientist Jonathan Kipnis describes the relationship between the nervous and immune systems. “Mounting evidence indicates that the brain and the immune system…

Leitinger Lab Discovery Reveals How Obesity Causes Disease and How We Can Stop It

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine explains why obesity causes harmful inflammation that can lead to diabetes, clogged arteries and other health problems. Doctors may be…

Lukas Tamm Appointed Chair of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Effective July 1, 2018, Lukas Tamm, PhD, has been appointed as chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics. Dr. Tamm received his basic training in molecular biosciences…