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Dr. Giovanni (John) Di Battista

Director

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Dr. Giovanni (John) Di Battista

Director

Dr. Giovanni (John) Di Battista is a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine at McGill University Health Centre. John graduated from the University of Montreal with a PhD in Molecular Biology and did his Post-doctoral studies at Merck Frosst Canada. He has been involved in over 150 publications and abstracts in leading journals and 6 book chapters. John has held visiting professorships at the University of Beijing Medical School, Cambridge University, the Pasteur Institute & the University of Helsinki. He has mentored and supervised over 40 students and held several distinguished awards and research funding from organizations including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Arthritis Network Centres of Excellence and the Arthritis Society. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Inflammation Research and Associate Editor of the Journal of Rheumatology. John has served on peer review funding committees for the Arthritis Society since 1988 and has been an active member of the Arthritis Society Scientific Advisory Committee since 2011.