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UNC Biology Seminar Series: Revising CNS immune privilege – A role of lymphatic vasculature and immunity in brain health and disease

January 12, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, is the WashU BJC Investigator, Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Immunology, and Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, and recipient of the 2018 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. He is internationally recognized as a preeminent leader and pioneer in the study of the intersection of the immune and nervous systems. The Kipnis lab has made important revelations and discoveries relating to the brain lymphatic system responsible for immune cell trafficking, waste drainage, and fluid flow in the brain. Their work examines how the immune system impacts neurological diseases (neurodegenerative, mental and developmental diseases) and brain homeostasis. He has been a strong force in building an energetic and innovative research community in the emerging field of neuroimmunology around the world.

Special note for all trainees (graduate students and postdocs):

We will be hosting a “Meet the speaker” right after the seminar from 1:30-2:30 pm.

If you would like to join in, please RSVP with Celia Shiau by Dec. 22 at


January 12, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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