News & Highlights
New Insights Into Seizures Advance Efforts to Develop Better TreatmentsMay 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 RankingsMay 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.…
Graduate Student is Featured in Alpha Omega Alpha PeriodicalOctober 2018 - Neuroscience graduate student, Mark Rudolf of Corwin Lab, has recently published in The Pharos, a prestigious periodical released by Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His poem…
Alban Gaultier and Ioana Marin find new way to reverse depressive symptomsAlban Gaultier and Ioana Marin have discovered a fascinating new use for Lactobacillus, a probiotic found in live-culture yogurt: reversing depressive symptoms and in a larger sense, highlighting a link between…
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…
March 2023 – Congratulations to Hannah Ennerfelt for being named an Outstanding Graduate Student in Neuroscience this year, as well as winning the Peach award!
Jordi Folch-Pi Award
March 2023 – Congratulations to Dr. Jaeda Couthino-Budd for winning the 2023 Jordi Folch-Pi Award!
Robert J. Kadner Award
March 2023 – Congratulations to Dr. Alban Gaultier for winning the 2022 Robert J. Kadner Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching!
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!
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New Contributor to Age-Related Hearing Loss Identified
March 2019 – Congratulations to Drs. Ting-Ting Du and Jung-Bum Shin for publishing their recent findings related to hearing loss in Nature Communications!
Carleigh publishes paper and passes thesis defense!
March 2019 – Carleigh O’Brien is nearing graduation! She published her second first author paper in February of 2019 in the Journal of Immunology, titled “IL-10 and ICOS Differentially Regulate T Cell Responses in the Brain during Chronic Toxoplasma gondii infection.” She passed her private defense on March 6th 2019 and is currently making plans for post-graduation. We are going to miss her!
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 Science Translational Medicine.
Graduate Student is Featured in Alpha Omega Alpha Periodical
October 2018 – Neuroscience graduate student, Mark Rudolf of Corwin Lab, has recently published in The Pharos, a prestigious periodical released by Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Neuroscience at President Ryan’s Inauguration 5K
October 2018 – The “B.I.G. Neuro” team had a showing of nearly 50 people for the Community Bridges 5K Run/Walk for President Jim Ryan’s inauguration weekend. What a turnout! Special thanks to Kate.
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.
Lukens Lab Publishes in Journal of Immunology
August 2018 – Lukens Lab is featured in the “Tech and Science” section of Newsweek for their recent publication! The full article entitled, “Cutting Edge: Critical Roles for Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the Immune System in a Prenatal Immune Activation Model of Autism”
Neuroscience Welcomes Dr. Ukpong Eyo
August 2018 – Dr. Ukpong Eyo is the newest primary faculty member in the Department of Neuroscience. Welcome Dr. Eyo!
UVA Brain Discovery Could Block Aging's Terrible Toll On The Mind
July 2018 – Congratulations to Dr. Sandro Ferreira Da Mesquita, Dr. Antoine Louveau, and the Kipnis Lab for publishing in Nature! The findings are related to aging and treating/preventing Alzheimer’s.