BJC Investigator; Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Immunology; Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurology

Research Interests

My research group focuses on the complex interactions between the immune system and the central nervous system (CNS). The goal is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these interactions in neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental, and mental disorders as well as in physiology (including healthy aging).

Professional Education
  • BSc: Biology: Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel (1995-1998)
  • MSc: Neurobiology: Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (1998-1999)
  • PhD: Neuroimmunology: Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (1999-2004)
  • Pathology and Immunology
  • Center for Brain Immunology & Glia (BIG)
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular Genetics & Genomics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Biology & Biomedical Sciences
  • Hope Center for Neurological Disorders

Kipnis Lab

Kipnis Lab

We study complex interactions between the immune and nervous systems. Simply put, we investigate how the nervous and immune systems talk to each other in health and disease. We have discovered lymphatic vessels in the tissues surrounding the brain, a finding that has challenged some of the previous dogmas in the field of neuroimmunology and increased our knowledge and understanding of how the immune system impacts neurological diseases.

PI: Jonathan Kipnis, PhD