Jonathan Godbout

Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience; Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research; Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair; Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Mentor Faculty


Current Research Description

The elderly are more susceptible to peripheral infections and have increased incidence of neurological complications following these infections including depression, cognitive dysfunction, and potentially the onset of neurological disease. Therefore the research focus of our laboratory is to understand how age-associated changes in the central nervous system impair the functional interaction between the brain and the immune system. Specifically we are interested in delineating how elevated and prolonged exposure to inflammatory cytokines in the aged brain impairs neurotransmitter and neurotrophic signaling pathways to promote these neurobehavioral deficits.

Areas of Expertise
  • 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