Steven P. Jones, Ph.D., F.A.H.A.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine


502-852-2460 spjone04@louisville.edu

Education and Training

Ph.D.: 1998-2002, Louisiana State University: Cardiovascular Physiology (Lefer)
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University: Mitochondrial Biology (Marban)

Research

Dr. Jones' laboratory: The Imaging and Physiology Core

Research Goal

To understand why myocytes die during acute myocardial infarction and heart failure and to develop strategies to prevent cell death.

Research Interests

  • Understanding the mechanisms of cardiac muscle damage during a heart attack and developing novel therapeutics to preserve the heart.
  • Elucidating the molecular regulation of cardiac hypertrophy and the transition to heart failure.
  • Investigating the confounding influence of risk factors (such as diabetes) on the development of heart disease.

In all such endeavors, the laboratory group invokes a multidisciplinary approach to answer important questions in a variety of in vivoand in vitro models. My laboratory is also dedicated to providing a fertile environment for students and fellows to gain the necessary experience and guidance to become independent investigators.

Recent Highlights

Selected Publications: