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Dr. Jon Godbout is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as well as a faculty member of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair. He received his PhD in Population Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana and completed a postdoctoral fellowship there afterwards before joining the faculty ranks at OSU. Jon is joining us today to tell us about his journey through life and science.
In 2005, Dr. Godbout was hired as an Assistant Professor at the OSU Medical Center. In 2012, he was tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Neuroscience. As a Principal Investigator at OSU, Jon’s research has been concentrated in the areas of aging, neuroimmunology, and neurotrauma. Overall his primary research aim is to determine the degree to which the bi-directional communication between the brain and immune system is affected by age, psychological stress, and traumatic CNS injury. Dr. Godbout is an active member in the Society for Neuroscience, National Neurotrauma Society, and the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society. He is author on over 40 research publications and his research program is/has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Health (NIMH and NIA), the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), Abbott Nutrition and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Please visit www.godboutlaboratory.com for more information on Dr. Godbout’s current research program.