Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association
Dr. DeSalvo addressing
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.