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Jackie Zhu presented her work on Ketamine and Gulf War Illness at the 2019 Posters on the Hill event organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research held at Washington DC

Maris Ratliff presented at the 2019 VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity. She was supported by JakeLinn Harris, Narmeen Rashid, and Jackie Zhu.

Gulf War Illness and neuroinflammation- collaborative project with Dr. Jamie DeWitt at ECU recommended for funding. Project begins Aug-2019.

 Jackie Zhu presented our work on mechanisms for antidepressant effects of Ketamine in a rat model of Gulf War Illness at the 2019 SOT meeting in Baltimore.

Dr. Deshpande elected as the Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society (FAES)

Dr. Deshpande presented a talk on the Neurobiology of the Gulf War Illness at Virginia Tech Fralin Life Science Institute Fall-2018 Seminar Series

Dr. Deshpande spoke on "The Toxicological Basis of Gulf War Illness" at VCU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology 2018 Fall Seminar Program

Gulf War Illness and Epigenetics- new DOD research grant starting Aug. 15th, 2018

Congratulations Edna Santos on receiving VCU-Biology and VCU-UROP Travel Award for  2018 SOT meeting in San Antonio.

Congratulations Edna Santos on getting accepted in the VCU Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Program.

Dr. Deshpande promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at VCU

CounterACT grant coverage on VCU NEWS

Deshpande-lab receives a DOD-CDMRP grant for assessing antidepressant effects of Ketamine for Gulf War Illness depression

Congratulations Wasamah Sheikh on getting accepted for the Hopkins Inst. of Cell Engineering 2018 Summer Research Program.

We welcome Elisa Hawkins to our lab. Elisa will be our Sr. Lab and Research Specialist. Hokies balance is maintained in the lab!

We are excited that Dr. Kristin Phillips will be joining as an Assistant Professor in the School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech.