University of Florida

Dr. John P. Driver

Assistant Professor, Immunology

Education and Training:

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science 1995 - 1998
The University of Pretoria, South Africa

Master of Science (cum laude) in Animal Nutrition 1999 - 2001
The University of Pretoria, South Africa
Thesis Title: Cultivating thermophilic fungi for the production of thermostable phytases and the comparison of the thermostability and efficacy of phytases produced under liquid culture or solid culture conditions. 

Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition 2001 - 2004
The University of Georgia, Athens GA
Thesis Title:  Determining the influence of dietary calcium and phosphorus levels on phytate phosphorus availability, the efficacy of phytase and requirements for vitamin D, vitamin D derivatives and maternal vitamin D.

Postdoctorate 2005-2010
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME
(Laboratory of Dr. David Serreze)
“Utilization of mouse models to probe the genetic basis for type 1 diabetes development”

Associate Research Scientist (non-tenure track) 2010-2011
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME


1997-1998, Scholastic Achievement Scholarship for undergraduate studies, University of Pretoria
1999, Professor C. Maree Scholarship for Master of Science
1998-1999, Carl Duisberg Society Internship for International Study
1999,  University of Pretoria International Study Award for Masters Research
2001,  A. B. Bosman medal for "Best Graduate Student in Animal Science for 2001"
2001, Academic Honors, The University of Pretoria
2004, Student Certificate of Excellence at the Poultry Science Association's 93rd Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO

Professional Memberships

Southern Poultry Science Society
Poultry Science Association
World Poultry Science Association
American Diabetes Association



John P. Driver, Ph.D.

PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-392-1981 Ext. 244

2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611