Dr. Stephen Jones joined Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. in April 2016 as Director of the Laboratory Animal Sciences Program for the NCI in Frederick and Bethesda. He comes to Frederick National Laboratory with more than 20 years of experience as a researcher in the NIH extramural program. As a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), Jones taught genetics, cell signaling, and cancer biology to graduate and medical students, maintained an active research program, consulted for biotech companies and industry, and served on editorial boards, study sections, and numerous other national committees.
Prior to joining the faculty at UMMS, Jones completed his undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Virginia, his doctoral studies in microbiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and his post-doctoral studies in metabolic disorders and in cancer biology at Baylor College of Medicine. His research program at UMMS explored the function and regulation of tumor suppressor genes in development and cancer, and he was the Founder and Director of the UMMS Transgenic Animal Modeling Core and the UMMS Gene Targeting and Stem Cell Core. Jones has more than 120 publications in scientific journals, and a broad background and keen interest in using genetically engineered rodents to model human disease and perform preclinical and translational cancer research.