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John R. Lukens

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Neuroscience
Office location and address
409 Lane Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
BS, University of Richmond
PhD, University of Virginia
Postdoc, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Fellowship on behalf of Ashley Bolte; Meningeal lymphatic dysfunction in traumatic brain injury: roles in disease pathogenesis and long-term outcomes
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Aging
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2024
Role of the SYK-CARD9 signaling axis in Alzheimer¿s disease
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Aging
June 01, 2021 – May 31, 2024
AIMing at DNA damage sensors to take the STING out of Alzheimer¿s disease
Source: ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION, INC
April 01, 2021 – March 31, 2024
Inflammasome activation and lymphatic dysfunction in traumatic brain injury
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
September 15, 2018 – July 31, 2023
Treatment of maternal immune activation-induced neurodevelopment disorders with Stalicla therapies
Source: STALICLA SA
November 05, 2019 – November 04, 2022
Delineating the effects of sex on microglia in neurodevelopmental disorders
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Mental Health
June 11, 2019 – March 31, 2022
Lymphatic dysfunction and inflammasomes as drivers AD pathology
Source: ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION, INC
May 01, 2018 – January 31, 2022
Supplement for Brain Injury-Induced Lymphatic Dysfunction as a Driver of Tauopathy and Alzheimer¿s Disease
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
April 01, 2021 – July 31, 2021
Spleen tyrosine kinase regulation of microglial functions in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Roles for DNA damage surveillance by AIM2 in psychiatric disease
Source: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
January 15, 2019 – January 14, 2021
CNS immune privilege
Source: Puretech Health LLC
July 01, 2018 – October 30, 2020
Mechanistic Insight into Autism from a Sex-specific Induction Model
Source: The Simons Foundation, Inc.
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2019
MD-NESC Targeting interplay between the immune system and microbiota to treat autism spectrum disorder
Source: The Hartwell Foundation
April 01, 2016 – March 31, 2019
MD-NESC Targeting IL-1-Mediated Inflammation and Associated dysbiosis to treat Rett Syndrome
Source: International Rett Syndrome Foundation
January 01, 2016 – December 31, 2017
Defining the Roles of Caspase-8 and RIPK3 in Experimental Multiple Sclerosis
Source: American Association of Immunologists, Inc.
September 01, 2016 – July 01, 2017
NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Students in Neuroscience major are expected to participate in active research, supervised by a faculty research mentor. The course grade is based on 10 hours/week lab work toward achieving term goals that are determined individually at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to submit a Term Plan one month after the first day of classes and a Progress Report two weeks before the last day of classes.
NESC 3995: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
This course provides opportunities for first and second year students who have not yet declared a major to engage in supervised research activities.
NESC 4970: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
NESC 4980: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
MICR 8204: Current Topics in Immunology
Credits: 2
The module will cover in depth selected contemporary topics in molecular and cellular immunology. Sessions are discussion-based and facilitated by faculty. Students will learn how to critically evaluate primary literature and to clearly present scientific information. Prerequisite: MICR 8200: Building Blocks of the Immune System and MICR 8203: Integration and Diversification of the Immune System or equivalent.permission.
MICR 9995: Research in Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Credits: 1–12
Research in microbiological related disciplines, e.g. cancer, immunology, bacteriology, virology, infectious diseases, cell signaling, nuclear transport, host-pathogen interactions, gene expression, etc.
NESC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
MICR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
NESC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, under the supervision of a dissertation director.