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Jonathan P. Godbout, PhD

Associate Professor
 

Dept. of Neuroscience
Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair

The Ohio State University
259 Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research Bld
460 Medical Center Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210

Tel: 614.293.3456
Email: jonathan.godbout@osumc.edu
 

NLM PubMed publications list for Dr. Jonathan Godbout (last 10 years)

Research Area

Aging, Neuroimmunology, and Behavior

Research Summary

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. We are using an intergrative approach with molecular, cellular, and behavioral techniques to address these issues.