Dr. John Walters received his undergraduate and dental training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his specialty training at Harvard University, receiving a Master of Medical Science in oral biology and certificate in periodontology. In 1984 he joined the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he is a professor in the Division of Periodontology. Dr. Walters’ scientific interests include inflammation, neutrophil chemotactic receptor polymorphisms and their association with periodontitis, mechanisms for enhancing chemotherapy against invasive bacterial pathogens, and factors that influence the distribution of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents in periodontal tissues. He has published widely in these areas. Dr. Walters is currently co-director of the program for Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at Ohio State. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the Society for Leukocyte Biology, the American Association for Dental Research, and the American Academy of Periodontology.