Lab receives Annette Lightner Research Award!

August 18, 2016 – The lab received an Annette Lightner Research Award to support a project ascertaining the role of dendritic cell-mediated SYK signaling in the development of multiple sclerosis and how this pathway may be manipulated to provide novel MS treatment options.

Nature Medicine Published Paper!

August 4, 2016 — Elizabeth and John published “The brain’s reward circuitry regulates immunity” in Nature Medicine’s News and Views section, a review explaining recent findings that further demonstrate how psychological health and physical health are intertwined.

 

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Antoine Louveau earns LE&RN Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Congratulations are in order for Antoine Louveau in the Kipnis Lab, who recently was awarded a 2016 LE&RN Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for his project “Regulation of Brain Homeostasis by the Meningeal Lymphatic Vasculature”. For more information on his project and the LE&RN Fellowship, check out the announcement here.

Tony Filiano publishes breakthrough in Nature

Congratulations to Tony Filiano, Research Associate in the Kipnis Lab, who published his paper “Unexpected role of interferon-γ in regulating neuronal connectivity and social behavior” in Nature. To read his article and learn more about his impressive work, visit the Nature Journal page here.

Jung-Bum Shin is promoted

Primary Neuroscience faculty member Jung-Bum Shin was awarded promotion to Associate Professor. Congratulations Dr. Shin!! Very well deserved!

UVA seed grant awarded

May 10, 2016 – The lab was awarded a University of Virginia Research and Development seed grant to explore how dysregulated IL-1 production contributes to traumatic brain injury.

 

Calli Bellinger receives award

April 11, 2016 – Undergraduate researcher, Calli Bellinger, received a Hutchison Undergraduate Research Award to further pursue her studies in the lab over the summer.

 

Welcome Elizabeth Frost!

April 4, 2016 – Elizabeth Frost, PhD, joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow!

Catherine Lammert achieves running success

April 2, 2016 – Catherine Lammert runs in the Charlottesville Half Marathon, which supports the One Love Foundation.

John Lukens selected as Hartwell Investigator

Neuroscience faculty member John Lukens was selected as a Hartwell Investigator and received an Individual Biomedical Research Award from the Hartwell Foundation.  John won for his proposal entitled: “Targeting the Interplay between the Immune System and Microbiota in Autism Spectrum Disorder”. Congratulations, very well deserved!