New publication in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Congratulations to Divine Nwafor on his first-author publication: Loss of tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) enzyme activity in cerebral microvessels is coupled to persistent neuroinflammation and behavioral deficits in late sepsis.

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Congratulations to Cat Gambill

Two recent accolades for Cat Gambill:

  • Cat was selected for a two year fellowship on the T32 grant, “Predoctoral Training in Stroke and its Co-Morbidities.”
  • Cat was selected through a competitive application process as one of four WVU students to participate in the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop conducted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D. C. March 24-27. For more information see the March 22 article in the WVU News.

Congratulations to Allison Brichacek and more Brown Lab media coverage

Allison Brichacek received the Jennifer Gossling Scholarship from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology.

Allison’s research on the role of gut-brain-microbiota axis in stroke was featured in the WVU News. This story was also featured in several science news outlets such as :



Medical News Today

(Very) Belated Congratulations


May 2017

Allison Brichacek was named to the NIH T32 on Stroke and its Co-morbidities

April 2018

Divine Nwafor received a Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Travel Grant

May 2018

Divine Nwafor received the Stevenson Scholarship for Behavioral Neuroscience research

Cat Gambill and Divine Nwafor were named to the NIH T32 on Stroke and its Co-morbidities

June 2018

Allison Brichacek and Divine Nwafor attended the Barriers of the CNS Gordon Research Seminar and Gordon Research Conference


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