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Key members of the research team: Antoine Louveau (from left), Jonathan Kipnis and Sandro Da Mesquita
One of 2018’s Most Promising Medical Advances
January 12, 2019

Another wonderful recognition of Jonathan Kipnis’ latest work: The National Institutes of Health has named his discovery about the role of the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease one of 2018’s most promising medical advances.

Key members of the research team: Antoine Louveau (from left), Jonathan Kipnis and Sandro Da Mesquita
Forbes Salutes ‘Groundbreaking’ Kipnis Work
January 4, 2019

Forbes has featured a recent discovery by our Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, in its year-end list of “Groundbreaking Research in 2018 That Furthered the Study of Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Blood Pressure.”

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, chairman of UVA's Department of Neuroscience and director of its Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG).
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 prestigious recognition: The Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health.…

Graduate student Michael Schappe (left) and Bimal Desai, PhD, have discovered a switch that could let doctors shut down inflammation.
The Switch That Could Shut Down Inflammation – Even in the Brain
February 26, 2018

Our Bimal Desai, PhD, has discovered an electrical switch within a certain type of immune cell that could let us treat inflammatory diseases including inflammation of the brain, as seen in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, for the first time. What he found was that this switch, called an ion channel,…