Neuroscience is a discipline encompassing all aspects of behavior, cognition and perception at the molecular and cellular levels as well as in the whole organism.

As a growing and highly collaborative department we are committed to carrying out cutting-edge interdisciplinary research employing a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques. Over the last few years, our work has yielded major breakthroughs. The achievements are in large part because of the contributions of exceptional trainees — graduate students and post-doctoral fellows — and we welcome other motivated trainees to join us.


BIGNeuro Symposium - Friday, October 25

Join us from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm at the UVA School of Medicine's Pinn Hall Conference Center for a series of talks and discussion focused on "Deciphering Neurodegeneration."

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Shin Lab Research

Essential Key to Hearing Sensitivity Found

Congratulations to Sihan Li and Jung-Bum Shin for publishing their recent findings related to hearing loss in Nature Communications!
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Lukens Lab

Concussion Discovery Reveals Dire Unknown Effect of Even Mild Brain Injuries

Congratulations to Ashley Bolte and the Lukens Lab for publishing their work related to traumatic brain injury and meningeal lymphatic vessels in Nature Communications!
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Sam Batista

Your Brain Parasite Isn't Making You Sick. Here's Why.

Congratulations to Sam Batista and the Harris Lab for publishing their research related to Toxoplasma gondii, microglia, and IL-1a in Nature Communications!
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We study multiple human neurological disorders from cellular and molecular to translational through animal models of disease.

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