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Dean P. Jones, PHD

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Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary
Director, Clinical Biomarkers Laboratory
Emory University

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University

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Atlanta, GA, 30322



Dean P. Jones, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine (Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine), Pediatrics (Adjunct) and Biochemistry (Adjunct) at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He is currently the Director of the Clinical Biomarkers Laboratory. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1971 and a Ph.D in Biochemistry from Oregon Health Sciences Univ., Portland, in 1976. He was a National Sciences Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, Ithaca, and a Visiting Scientist in Molecular Toxicology at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, prior to moving to Emory University in 1979. In 1997-98, he was a Nobel Fellow at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. He has served in several leadership roles at Emory University, including Program Director of the PhD program in Nutrition Health Sciences, Core Laboratory Director of the Emory University General Clinical Research Center, Executive Committee of the Emory-Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute. Dr Jones studies redox biology and medicine and currently has research programs in the areas of redox systems biology and clinical metabolomics. Dr Jones is recognized for his research in oxidative stress, environmental health and toxicology, mitochondrial mechanisms of cell death and thiol antioxidants glutathione and thioredoxin. Dr. Jones has 291 peer-reviewed publications and over 140 invited reviews and book chapters. He has edited volumes on mitochondrial toxicity and microcompartmentation of metabolism. He received the Albert E. Levy Research Award, the most prestigious research award of Emory University, the Science and Humanity Award of the Oxygen Club of California, and is a member of the Emory Millipub Club, recognizing authors of manuscripts cited more than 1000 times, received the R. Wayne Alexander Research Career Achievement Award from Emory University and received career achievement awards from the Mechanisms section of the Society of Toxicology. He has been a visiting professor at multiple institutions, sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council of Canada, Glaxo and others. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute of Aging, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Cancer Institute, National Eye Institute, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, Office of Naval Research, American Heart Association, American Institute for Cancer Research and other sources.

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