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Antoine Louveau, Jonathan Kipnis Sandro da Mesquita, Harry Moxley

"UVA Brain Discovery Could Block Aging’s Terrible Toll on the Mind"

July 30, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Kipnis (Chair, Department of Neuroscience & NGP faculty)  and lab members are featured in a UVA Today piece covering their recent Nature publication investigating the link between the brain's lympthatic system and the aging brain.

Congratulations to the Kipnis lab for this groundbreaking work!

Dr. John Lukens and Catherine Lammert

UVa study: Health of pregnant mom’s gut can indicate risk of autism

July 23, 2018

Dr. John Lukens (The Department of Neuroscience) and doctoral student Catherine Lammert (Neuroscience Graduate Program) have been featured in multiple newspieces for their work linking the risk of autism in children the health of the mother's gut.

See the Daily Progress article here and the Newsweek piece here.

Congratulations to the entire Lukens lab!

 

Irene Cheng at AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop

Out of the Lab and onto the Hill - #MakingtheCASE with AAAS

March 28, 2018

Irene Cheng, a NGP student in the Deppmann Lab, was selected to attend the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop, sponsored by UVA’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Read more about it here!

John Lukens

The Alzheimer’s Association is awarding the School of Medicine’s John Lukens, PhD, a 2018 Research Grant Award.

March 2, 2018

"The Alzheimer’s Association is awarding the School of Medicine’s John Lukens, PhD, a 2018 Research Grant Award. This funding will support research critical to developing more-effective strategies for detecting/treating/preventing Alzheimer’s."

Read more.

Dr. Jaideep Kapur

UVA Brain Institute Funds Another 10 Multi-Disciplinary Research Teams

February 12, 2018

Click here to read more about the newest round of pan-University UVA Brain Institute funding.

Photo: Dr. Jaideep Kapur directs UVA’s multi-disciplinary Brain Institute. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Christopher Deppmann and Meghan Puglia

From Brain Development to Alzheimer’s, Grad Fellows Take a Wide View

January 11, 2018

NGP Director Chris Deppmann and NGP student Sushanth Kumar are highlighted in this UVA Today piece about the UVA Brain Institute's Presidential Fellowships in Neuroscience.

https://news.virginia.edu/content/brain-development-alzheimers-grad-fell...

 

Thaddeus Weigel

Thaddeus Weigel Named Peach Fellow

January 5, 2018

Congratulations to Thaddeus Weigel, NGP first year student, who has just received the Peach Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to first year BIMS students in their 2nd semester who show exceptional promise as determined by (1) their achievements and honors prior to matriculating in BIMS and (2) their academic performance thus far in our graduate program. In recognition of this honor, he will be receiving a one-time monetary award of $500.  The Peach Fellowship also covers a portion of the student's stipend.

 

Homer

Shahzad Khan is Famous

January 2, 2018

Shahzad Khan (NGP, George Bloom lab) is famous!

His face made it to the Society for Neuroscience 2018 Annual Meeting website page, as well as the ASCB website home page! Check him out here:

https://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2018

http://www.ascb.org/

 

Dr. Javier Provencio

Decoding Brain Injuries With 5 Questions

March 29, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Javier Provencio for being featured in UVA Today for ground-breaking work!

https://www.news.virginia.edu/content/decoding-brain-injuries-5-question...

 

Alban Gaultier

NGP's Alban Gaultier and Ioana Marin in UVA Connect: UVA Reverses Depression Symptoms in Mice Using Probiotics

March 21, 2017

The NGP is pround to share today's UVA Connect article featuring NGP’s very own Alban Gaultier (Department of Neuroscience) and Ioana Marin, PhD (NGP May 2017)

The article features their ground-breaking work using microbiome to treat depression.

Kelly Barford

"Emergent Role of Coronin-1a in Neuronal Signaling."

February 27, 2017

Congratulations to Kelly Barford, (NGP, Winckler lab) for her latest publication.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28215292

Diploma

BIMS and PHS Degrees Moving to the School of Medicine.

February 10, 2017

As of June 1, 2017, UVA’S Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) and Public Health Science (PHS) graduate students will receive their degrees from the School of Medicine (SOM). Learn more about this on the Dean's Office Blog!

 

 

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Application information for Fall 2017

February 9, 2017

Admission to the Neuroscience Graduate Program for Fall 2017 is now closed. Please stay tuned for more information about the Fall 2018 application season. The deadline for application will be December 1st 2017.   

Jamie Blair

NGP Student James Blair receives the 2017 Presidential Fellowship for Collaborative Neuroscience!

February 1, 2017

Congrats to Jamie Blair (Jason Druzgal's lab) for receiving the 2017 Presidential Fellowship for Collaborative Neuroscience!

UVA Health

UVA Named to 100 Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs List

September 26, 2016

Becker’s Hospital Review selected the University of Virginia Neurosciences Center at UVA Medical Center to its most recent list of “100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.”

Homer

Congratulations to Michael Wheeler & Sachin Gadani, the 2016 recepients of the Eric Lothman Award!

September 13, 2016

Congratulations to Mike Wheeler (Christopher Deppmann's lab) and Sachin Gadani (Jony Kipnis' lab), this year’s recipients of the Lothman Award. Mike and Sachin are recognized for their outstanding research efforts as members of the Neuroscience Graduate Program.

Homer

Congratulations to Ben Thiede, the 2014 recepient of the Eric Lothman Award!

September 2, 2014

Ben is a May 2014 alum of the Neuroscience Gradute Program out of Jeff Corwin's lab. His thesis is titled Developmental Patterning in the Inner Ear.