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The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Godbout Laboratory is a part of the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. The Laboratory is located in the Institute for Behavioral Research Building (IBMR). The OSU Wexner Medical Center campus is within walking distance of the main OSU campus and is a few miles from downtown Columbus.   There are many great things about life at a Big Ten University. For more general information about Columbus and OSU campus, please visit the links provided. 

A Research Laboratory of Neuroimmunology, Neurotrauma, and Behavior

Jonathan P. Godbout, Ph.D.


Department of Neuroscience
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair
Chronic Brain Injury Discovery Themes Initiative


Office: 614-293-3456

I am a Professor of Neuroscience at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. In addition, I am a faculty member of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair and Faculty Leader of the Chronic Brain Injury Program. My background is in neuroscience, immunology, and biochemistry, with specific training and expertise in microglia, inflammatory cytokines, and behavior.  As a Professor at OSU, my research has been concentrated in the areas of aging, neuroimmunology, and neurotrauma.Overall, my research aim is to determine the degree to which the bi-directional communication between the brain and the immune system is affected by age, stress, and traumatic CNS injury and to delineate the mechanism by which inflammatory cytokine pathways cause long-lasting complications (e.g., cognitive decline and depression). My research projects are/have been supported by  the NIH (NIMH, NINDS, NIA, and NR), the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), and Abbott Nutrition.  Key collaborators of mine include: John Sheridan (OSU), Phil Popovich (OSU), Courtney DeVries (WVU), Ning Quan (FIU), Dana McTigue (OSU), Michele Basso (OSU),  Daniel Eiferman (OSU), Brian Kaspar (OSU), Jonathan Lifshitz (U of A), John Gensel (UK), Staci Bilbo (Duke), F. Rohan Walker (Newcastle), and Jason O'Connor (UTHSCSA). I am also a part of three graduate programs at OSU and a faculty mentor on two training grants.  

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