Joan Goverman, University of Washington (image) University of Washington Caption UW Chair of Immunology Joan Goverman studies the cellular mechanisms behind autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system. Credit University of Washington Usage Restrictions For use only by news media with news about Joan Goverman's research. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.