John DeSalvo

Ph.D. Director
Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association

Dr. DeSalvo addressing the state
House of Representatives at Opening Session

Dr. John DeSalvo is director of the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association. A former college professor and administrator, his B.S. degree is in Physics and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are in Biophysics. He has taught the following subjects on the college level: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, General Biology, Human Gross Anatomy and Neurophysiology. His college administrative experience includes Cultural Affairs Director, Basic Science Department Head, and Dean of Student Affairs.

Dr. DeSalvo is co-author of the book Human Anatomy – A Study Guide (currently out of print) with Dr. Stanley Stolpe, former Head of the Anatomy Department at the University of Illinois. His publications in scientific journals include research on the infrared system of rattle snakes (“Spatial Properties of Primary Infrared Neurons in Crotalidae”). He was also a Physiology and Neurophysiology instructor at the Johns Hopkins University and a recipient of Research Grants and Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Public Health (USPH), and the National Institute of Health (NIH).

For over 20 years, Dr. DeSalvo was one of the scientists involved in studying the Shroud of Turin. Currently, he is Executive Vice-President of ASSIST (Association of Scientists and Scholars International for the Shroud of Turin), which is the largest and oldest research association in the world currently studying the Shroud of Turin. He was also a research consultant to the original STURP team (Shroud of Turin Research Project) and was the contributing science editor for the book SINDON – A Layman’s Guide to the Shroud of Turin (currently out of print). His Shroud research involved the image formation process of the man on the Shroud and studies using three-dimensional reconstruction, spectroscopic, and ultraviolet analysis. He has lectured nationwide on the Shroud and in 1980, the International Platform Association designated him as one of the top 30 speakers in the nation.

His research interest in the Great Pyramid began about ten years ago and he founded the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association two years ago. His purpose in starting this association was to make available to the public general information and new research on the Great Pyramid and to post the work of pyramid researchers that may not have the opportunity to publish their work in the traditional academic journals. He makes frequent radio appearances to discuss the research and activities of the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association.