A Pioneer Award for Truly Pioneering Research

October 3, 2018

Our Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, has made a series of amazing discoveries, starting with his identification of vessels connecting the brain and the immune system that were not supposed to exist. Now his game-changing work has received a most… Read More

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

July 20, 2018

Our John Lukens, PhD, and his colleagues have revealed that the health of the mother’s microbiome during pregnancy determines the risk of autism in her offspring.

What’s the microbiome? It’s the collection of microscopic organisms that naturally live inside us,… Read More

Check Out This Facebook Live on the Depression Discovery

March 9, 2017

Researchers Alban Gaultier, PhD, and Ioana Marin appeared on Facebook Live to talk about their depression discovery and take audience questions, and I thought you might like to see it. This is really some amazing work. In a nutshell,… Read More

An Insider’s View of the Probiotics and Depression Project

March 8, 2017

Ioana Marin is a graduate student in neuroscience here at UVA. She’s pictured at far left, along with researchers Jennifer Goertz and Alban Gaultier, PhD. They made the very cool discovery that it’s possible to reverse the symptoms of… Read More