Neuroimmunology is an emergent field that focuses on the close interplay between the immune system and neural function. UVa is at the forefront of understanding this connection. Indeed, the NGP houses one of the first neuroimmunology centers in the world and is the first to offer a curriculum emphasizing this topic. The nature of this research mandates a highly collaborative approach and an integrative training environment. We study a wide range of diseases including MS, Alzheimer’s, autism and traumatic brain injury. See also the Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) center.