UVA is consistently ranked among the top research Universities in the nation, attracting talented scientists from diverse backgrounds and providing ample opportunity for collaborative and translational research. This is reflected in the formation of several research centers, such as the Center for Cell Clearance and the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, within the School of Medicine. The UVA Medical Center is among the top ranked hospitals in several disciplines, making access to excellent health care easy.
The quality of life in the Charlottesville area is hard to surpass - affordable housing and excellent school systems make it an attractive choice for families from all over the World, including ours.
Finally, the proximity to a variety of places for outdoor activities, including the Shenandoah National Park and the Atlantic Ocean coastline, and cultural centers such as Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, further increase the city's appeal. It is of no surprise thus that the biotechnology sector is also growing in the city and the region, with the possibility that it will further increase the number of opportunities for pursuing scientific careers in this area.