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  • IBRO-UM5

     

    Advanced School on Neuroimmunology and Brain Infections

    Rabat, Morocco | November 21 - December 4, 2017

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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Australia

    Apply for a position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. 

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  • AAT-AD/PD 2018

    15 - 18 March in Turin, Italy

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    CUBANNI 2017

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  • ESOC 2018 - 4th European Stroke Organisation Conference

    ESOC 2018
    The 4th European STroke Organisation Conference

    16 - 18 May, 2018
    Gothenburg, Sweden

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Kipnis

 

Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Neuroscience
Director, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG)
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jonathan (Jony) Kipnis’s research group focuses on the complex interactions between the immune system and the central nervous system (CNS). The goal is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of immune system in brain function in neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental, and mental disorders as well as in healthy aging.

Dr. Kipnis’s research team showed that the brain function is dependent, in part, on the function and integrity of the immune system. The fascination with immunity and its role in healthy and diseased brain is what brought the team to a breakthrough discovery of lymphatic vessels that drain the CNS into the peripheral lymph nodes and thus serve as a physical connection between the brain and the immune system. The implications of this work are broad and range from Autism to Alzheimer’s disease through neuroinflammatory conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis.

Jony Kipnis graduated from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, where he was a Sir Charles Clore scholar and a recipient of distinguished prize for scientific achievements awarded by the Israeli Parliament, The Knesset.

Jony joined UVA faculty in 2007. He is now a Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Neuroscience Department. He was awarded the Robert Ader Award by the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society and the Jordi Folch-Pi award by the American Society for Neurochemistry. In 2015, Jony became a Gutenberg Research College Fellow at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Medical Center, Germany.

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