John F. Sheridan, Ph.D.
Dr. John F. Sheridan is currently the George C. Paffenbarger Alumni Endowed Chair in Research and Professor of Oral Biology, Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University Health Sciences Center in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his doctoral degree at the Waksman Institute for Microbiology at Rutgers University, where he focused on opportunistic infections in the tumor-bearing host. Dr. Sheridan is an immunologist who has focused on a multidisciplinary research approach that integrates nervous and endocrine responses in immunoregulation. He is a past-president of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society and is recognized for his work on stress-induced neuroendocrine modulation of tissue repair, anti-viral immunity, and host resistance to infectious disease.