Jeffrey A. Jones, PhD Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Jones received his BA in Microbiology from the University of California San Diego, and his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his graduate and post-doctoral training under Dr. Yusuf Hannun, studying protein-lipid interactions and sphingolipid signaling. Dr. Jones accepted a faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery in 2005. His research focuses on identifying cellular signaling mechanisms that drive thoracic aortic aneurysm formation, with a special interest in protein kinase C and transforming growth factor- signaling during early aortic dilatation. He is currently a member of the American Heart Association.
Jones JA, Stroud RE, Kaplan BS, Leone AM, Bavaria JE, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC, Ikonomidis JS. Differential protein kinase C isoform abundance in ascending aortic aneurysms from patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valves. Circulation. 2007 Sep 11;116(11 Suppl):I144-9.
Jones JA, Barbour JR, Stroud RE, Bouges S, Stephens SL, Spinale FG, Ikonomidis JS. Altered Transforming Growth Factor-Beta Signaling in a Murine Model of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm. J Vasc Res. 2008 Apr 23;45(6):457-468.
Jones JA, Spinale FG, Ikonomidis JS. Transforming Growth Factor-beta Signaling in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Development: A Paradox in Pathogenesis. J Vasc Res. 2008 Sep 2;46(2):119-137.