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. That work has culminated in the Nature Scientific Reports article Difluoroboron β-diketonate polylactic acid oxygen nanosensors for intracellular neuronal imaging.
Congratulations to Drs Zhuang, Fraser and Kapur as well as the members of their lab and the Brain Institute.
Check out this awesome piece in UVAToday, highlighting Dr. Alban Gaultier (Dept of Neuroscience, Director, NGP) and his former BIMS student Dorian A. Rosen.
Their finding that fluvoxamine may stop the deadly inflammation known as sepsis inspired clinical trials at Washington University to investigate potential reduction of cytokines in cases of COVID-19.
Here is where you can find Drs Gaultier and Rosen's original publication in Science Translational Medicine.
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.
Anastasia's ePoster will receive a recogntion ribbon and she will also be receiving a $1200 award.
Congratulations to Anastasia and the Kapur lab. Great work!
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.
Learn more about Josh's research and the remaining Double Hoo recipients here.
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!
Read more about it here.
Read more about how Jung-Bum Shin, PhD (NGP, Department of Neuroscience) and Ting-Ting Du, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the Shin lab have identified a potential contributor to age-related hearing loss.
A University of Virginia School of Medicine discovery about the role of the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as one of 2018’s most promising medical advances.
Read the full article here.
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 (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.
Congratulations to the entire Lukens lab!
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.
The Alzheimer’s Association is awarding the School of Medicine’s John Lukens, PhD, a 2018 Research Grant Award.
"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."
Photo: Dr. Jaideep Kapur directs UVA’s multi-disciplinary Brain Institute. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
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.
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.
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:
Congratulations to Dr. Javier Provencio for being featured in UVA Today for ground-breaking work!
NGP's Alban Gaultier and Ioana Marin in UVA Connect: UVA Reverses Depression Symptoms in Mice Using Probiotics
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)
Congratulations to Kelly Barford, (NGP, Winckler lab) for her latest publication.
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!
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.
Congrats to Jamie Blair (Jason Druzgal's lab) for receiving the 2017 Presidential Fellowship for Collaborative Neuroscience!
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.”
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.