Caroline N. Jones

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
221 Life Sciences I Bldg. (MC 0910)
970 Washington Street SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Major Fields of Interest

Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Inflammation, Lab-on-a-chip technology, Host-pathogen interactions

Current Research

The Jones Lab is a multidisciplinary research team focused on bridging cutting edge engineering disciplines with immunology to prevent, diagnose, and treat immune-related disorders. We focus our studies on: (1) Engineering innovative lab-on-a-chip platforms to model and study immune cell-pathogen interactions with single cell precision; (2) Developing imaging techniques and implantable sensors to track and monitor real-time host-pathogen interactions (e.g. biomarkers, cells) in animal models; (3) Merging quantitative single-cell measurements and mathematical modeling with the goal of understanding how a patient's unique immune signature correlates to clinical outcome.

  • Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2010-2015. Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, Center for Engineering in Medicine and BioMEMS Resource Center. Post-doctoral Mentors - Mehmet Toner, PhD and Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering, June 2010, University of California, College of Engineering, Davis, CA
  • Master of Engineering Degree in Biological Engineering, August 2003, Cornell University, College of Engineering, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological and Environmental Engineering, May 2002, Minor in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, College of Engineering, Ithaca, NY