Dean Jones, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care


Dr. Jones is the Director of the Emory Clinical Biomarkers Laboratory and Co-Director of the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition. 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 UniversityPortland, 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 as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in 1979. In 1997-98, he was a Nobel Fellow at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. Dr. Jones has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and over 120 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. He has been a visiting professor at multiple institutions sponsored by Medical Research Council of Canada, Burroughs Wellcome Trust, and Glaxo. His research has been supported by the US National Institutes of Health, Office of Naval Research, American Heart Association, American Institute for Cancer Research as well as other sources. He has served on multiple editorial boards and grant review panels, including Chair of the Alcohol and Toxicology Study Section for NIH.