John Boothroyd has been on the Stanford faculty in the School of Medicine since 1982. He served as senior associate dean for research and training at the School of Medicine (2002–2005), chair of the school's Microbiology and Immunology Department (1999–2002) and also was a member of the Commission on Graduate Education. John's research is devoted to learning all aspects of Toxoplasma biology and pathogenesis with the ultimate hope of alleviating suffering from this and other serious parasitic diseases.
John works part-time in VPGE, while maintaining his teaching, mentoring, and research responsibilities. He is a passionate advocate for interdisciplinary work and the importance of professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. His PhD is in Molecular Biology from Edinburgh University.