Education and Training
Ph.D.: 1998-2002, Louisiana State University: Cardiovascular Physiology (Lefer)
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University: Mitochondrial Biology (Marban)
Dr. Jones' laboratory: The Imaging and Physiology Core
To understand why myocytes die during acute myocardial infarction and heart failure and to develop strategies to prevent cell death.
- 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.
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