Donna C. Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

UC Department of Surgery

Phone: 513-803-0383


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Translational: Using shape analysis, we are characterizing quantifiable growth curves of craniofacial shape in children from three dimensional photographs. Results from this project are intended for use by clinicians during repair or reconstruction of facial features in future pediatric patients.

Bench research: Working with in vitro cells and in vivo mouse models, the lab is examining how the interaction of muscle force influences the developing shape of bone, particularly in the mandible. Using a variety of cell markers, tension sensors, and morphological investigations, this research aims to improve our understanding of the cause of developmental abnormalities of the lower jaw, to hopefully reduce the need for surgeries and long hospital stays in children affected with these disorders.

Education and Training

BS: State University of New York, College at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, 1995.

MS: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1998.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

PostDoc: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, 2007.