John DeSalvo, Ph.D.


Addressing the state House of Representatives on Opening Session

John DeSalvo, Ph.D. is a biophysicist and currently 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 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 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 30 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. 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.

He makes frequent radio appearances to discuss the research and activities of the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association. Last year he was featured in the History Channel Doomsday Hieroglyphics which was part of the Nostradamus Effect series. He also appeared on five episodes of the History Channels series Ancient Aliens. He was featured this past February on the History Channel (H2) series America Unearthed, discussing the Abraham Lincoln assassination.

He is the author of Decoding the Pyramids (also in French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, and Czech) and Dead Sea Scrolls (also in French, Dutch, Spanish, and German), both published by Barnes and Nobles. Also, The Seeress of Prevorst, The Lost Art of Enochian Magic, Decoding the Enochian Secrets, and Power Crystals, all published by Inner Traditions - Bear and Company. His next book, Enochian Magic and the Higher Worlds will be published by Inner Traditions this year.

He currently hosts a weekly radio show called Paranormal Realms Radio with Jaimee Lee Dr. John. Please visit his radio web site for program information and to listen to or download past programs for free.