Neuroinflammation and Neuroimmunology

Faculty in our department are exploring how inflammation in the nervous system contributes to many acute, chronic, immune and degenerative diseases of the nervous system. From studies involving T cell mediated immunity in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, to study of how innate immune cells, including brain resident microglia and infiltrating monocyte/macrophage, contribute to neuropathology in stroke, leukodystrophy or Alzheimer's disease, our faculty are interrogating various molecular and cellular pathways as future treatment strategies to delay, attenuate and possibly prevent neurological diseases.