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Dr. Meng Zhuang, Neuroscience Presidential Fellow publishes in Scientific Reports

Dr. Meng Zhuang (Chemistry, 2020) received the University of Virginia in Presidential Fellowship in Neuroscience in 2018 while completing her dissertation under the mentorship of Drs Cassandra Fraser (Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering) and Jaideep Kapur (Neurology). The fellowship was to develop and adapt novel oxygen sensing boron nanoparticles (BNPs) as functional probes of brain oxygen activity during seizures.

Anastasia Brodovskaya: American Epilepsy Society's Young Investigator Award Recipient

Anastasia Brodovskaya, a Neuroscience Graduate Program student in Dr. Jaideep Kapur's lab at the University of Virginia has received the 2020 Young Investigator Award from the American Epilepsy Society. This award recognizes young investigators conducting basic, translational, or clinical epilepsy research.

Anastasia's abstract titled “Indirect Basal Ganglia Pathway Propagates and Modulates Frontal Lobe Seizures” was one of 20 selected out of over 1,100 submissions for the honor.

Congrats NGP Double Hoo Recipient, Joshua Milstein

Congratulations to Joshua Milstein, NGP second year in Dr. Heather Ferris’ lab, as well as Emily Blan, a second year undergraduate Neuroscience major for being recipients of UVA’s Double Hoo research awards.

The Double Hoo awards fund collaborations between undergraduate and graduate students and includes $6000 toward research expenses, funded through the Robert C. Taylor Fund.

NGP Student Eric Wengert & Double Hoo Award

Congratulations to Eric Wengert, (NGP, Manoj Patel lab) who recently was awarded, along with Abrar Majidi Idrisso (3rd year mathematics major), the Double Hoo Award.


The “Double Hoo” research awards fund pairings of undergraduate and graduate students who collaborate on research projects. They are awarded up to $6000 towards research expenses. There were 56 pairs that applied this year, and Eric and Abrar were one of the 15 who were awarded!



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Neuroscience Faculty Position through Prominence-to-Preeminence Fund

April 8, 2022

The UVA Department of Neuroscience has an opening for a new faculty position through the Prominence-to-Preeminence Fund, which is a multi-million dollar initiative to support STEM research across Read More

NGP Faculty, Dr. Tajie Harris, receives Prominence-to-Preeminence Fund

November 17, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Tajie Harris, Professor of Neuroscience and NGP faculty for leading one of the four projects that recently received support from the Prominence-to-Preeminence Fund.

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UVAToday features NGP's Dr. Manoj Patel and Dr. Eric Wengert

October 20, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Manoj Patel (NGP, Dept of Anesthesiology) Dr. Eric Wengert (NGP alum), and all the lab members for having their work featured in UVAToday this morning.

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