News & Highlights

Kanchan Bisht UVA BIGMicroglia 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 commentary at


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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!


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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!


Gaultier Lab ResearchAntidepressant Could Stop Deadly Sepsis, Study Suggests

Februrary 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.


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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. His … [Read More…]



Picture of Neuroscience researchers at 5KNeuroscience 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 … [Read More…]



Jonathan KipnisJonathan 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. … [Read More…]



Catherine Lammert and John LukensLukens 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, “Critical Roles for Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the … [Read More…]


Eyo UkpongNeuroscience Welcomes Dr. Ukpong Eyo

August 2018 – Dr. Ukpong Eyo is the newest primary faculty member in the Department of Neuroscience. Welcome Dr. Eyo! … [Read More…]



Kipnis Lab, Sandro Da Mesquita and Antoine LouveauUVA 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.