Jonathan Godbout

Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Mentor Faculty


Current Research Description

Dr. Godbout is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is also appointed in the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair. In addition, Dr. Godbout is the Co-Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program.  As a Principal Investigator, Dr. Godbout's research has been concentrated in neuroimmunology and neurotrauma. Overall, his 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 brain injury.   In addition, to delineate the mechanism by which inflammatory cytokine pathways cause long-lasting complications (e.g., cognitive decline, anxiety,  and depression). His research projects are/have been supported by the NIH (NIMH, NIA, NINDS and NR), the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), OSUMC, and Abbott Nutrition.
Areas of Expertise
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neurotrauma, Neurological Disorders, and Gene/Clinical Thera
  • Stress and Neuroimmunology
  • PhD: University of Illinois-Urbana
  • Postdoctoral Training: University of Illinois-Urbana, Dr. Rodney W. Johnson
Jonathan Godbout, PhD
259 Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research Building
460 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, OH  43210