- National Academies (2018)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Titled Professor (2017)
- Lawrence M. Blatt Chair of Virology
John Patton is the Lawrence M. Blatt Chair of Virology and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Indiana University. Dr. Patton received his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech in 1980 for research on parvovirus biology and then moved to University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he studied the replication of vesicular stomatitis virus as a postdoctoral fellow. He joined the faculty at the University of South Florida in 1983, where he began studies on the molecular biology of rotaviruses, infectious agents that cause acute gastroenteritis in young children. Dr. Patton moved to the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1987 and then to the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, in 1996, where he was promoted to Senior Investigator and Chief of the Rotavirus Molecular Biology Section. In 2017, Dr. Patton joined the Department of Biology at Indiana University. Dr. Patton is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.