NESC 7010: Foundations in Neuroimmunology

Focuses on current topics in neuroimmunology research. The course is primarily literature-based, exposing students to recent and foundational literature on topics including immune privilege, glymphatics and lymphatics, microglia, immune cell entry to the CNS, multiple sclerosis, gut-brain axis, PNS neuroimmunology, and neuroinflammation in neurodegeneration and development. Students also complete and an NIH-style specific aims page based on their project and participate in a mock study section. Outside experts that visit UVA as a part of the BIG Neuro Seminar Series meet with NESC 7010 students for one hour twice a semester.