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Apr 10, 2019

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and worldwide. Today's edition of UVaToday features the research of neuroscientist Xiaorong Liu, an Assistant Professor of Biology and Psychology. "Glaucoma is often caused when abnormally high pressure inside the eye puts damaging pressure on the optic nerve.

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Apr 3, 2019

Research conducted by Laura Fontenas, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kucenas lab, has identified a new approach to repairing damage in the peripheral nervous system.

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Apr 2, 2019

Robin Costello, a PhD student in the Brodie lab, has won an "All-University Graduate Teaching Award" in recognition of her dedication and outstanding achievement. Congratulations, Robin!

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Apr 2, 2019

Eyleen O’Rourke was quoted in The Washington Post in an article about the differences between chronological age and biological age. Your biological age is a measure of your physiological state compared to other people who have the same number of calendar years.

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Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Guler and her multidisciplinary team has been awarded a grant from The Jefferson Trust, part of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, for the new Infectious Disease in 3D (ID in 3D) program.  The collaborative ID in 3D team includes Dr. Guler and Michelle Warthan from the Department of Biology, Dr. Sean Duncan from Media Studies, and Arin Bennett from the Scholars’ Lab.

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Mar 14, 2019

If administered early enough one drug may be able to prevent all symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease to curb the condition, according to research by Erin Kodis and the team from the lab of Dr.

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Mar 6, 2019

Dörthe Becker, a postdoc in the Bergland lab, was recently awarded a Horizon2020 Marie SkŁodowska Curie fellowship funded by the European Commission. The fellowship will support her research examining how local adaptation affects sex and dormancy strategies in the ecological and genomic model organism Daphnia.

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Feb 26, 2019

Evan Brown, a graduate student in the Kucenas lab, has been awarded an NIG-JOINT Collaboration Grant. The purpose of this grant is to foster collaborative research opportunities between Japan's National Institute of Genetics (NIG) and universities or other institutes. This grant provides travel and research expenses for Evan to work with Dr.

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Feb 8, 2019

Maria Ali, a graduate student in the Kucenas lab, has won the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31).

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Jan 30, 2019

Karen Barnard-Kubow, a postdoc in the Bergland Lab, was recently awarded a NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship will support her research examining how mixed reproductive strategies may act as a mechanism of balancing selection in cyclic parthenogens, and assessing the impact of this balancing selection on patterns of genetic diversity genome-wide. Congratulations, Karen!

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