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Portrait of Lulu Jiang

Dr. Jiang recently joined UVA from the Boston University. She graciously shared with us about her background as well as her research and interests.

Super-resolution microscopy image of the activated neurons in the cortex after a seizure in activity reporter mice. Photo by Anastasia Brodovskaya.

We received 23 incredible photo entries for our 2023 photo contest.

VADC team meets in the Corner Building on August 17, 2023

Core leaders, investigators, and staff from the Virginia Alzheimer's Disease Center (VADC) recently met on August 17, 2023 to discuss center updates and plans for t

UVA Launches $75M Neuroscience Challenge With Alzheimer's, Autism, Other Brain Research

Leaders are investing in UVA's collaborative neuroscience research to develop a comprehensive understanding of the brain and nervous system across the lifespan. 



From revolutionary stroke and epilepsy research, to infant brain development, to new potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease, neuroscience discoveries at the University of Virginia have helped patients at every stage of the life cycle and led researchers to a better understanding of the human body's most important organ.


Changing the face of autism care and research at UVA

Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, a Harrison Wood Professor of Neurology, and Dr. Micah Mazurek, a clinical psychologist in the Curry School of Education and Human Development, collaborate to transform the diagnosis and treatment for children with autism. Photo courtesy of Jackson Smith. 

Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Dr. Shayan Moosa uses electroencephalography and laser pulses to determine the effects of MRI-guided low-intensity focused ultrasound on the brain. Photo courtesy of Dr. Elias, Dr. Legon, and Dr. Liu's Human Brain Function and Neuromodulation Labs.

Collaborative Efforts in Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Elias and Dr.  Shah work together to develop highly selective drug therapies for patients with Parkinson's Disease. Photo courtesy of Tom Cogill.

Opioid Crisis Symposium

Dr. Joshua Burraway gives a talk on "Keeping It in the Family: The Opioid Addiction Treatment Suboxone in the Moral Economy of Rural Appalachia."

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