• Meet the Lab


    Helen Jones Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Helen received her Ph.D. at the Rowett Research Institute, University of Aberdeen and moved to the University of Cincinnati as a post-doctoral fellow studying placental function in obesity in pregnancy with Drs Thomas Jansson and Theresa Powell. In 2009 she moved to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to pursue a research associateship with Dr. Timothy Crombleholme in placental gene therapy. In 2010 Helen was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor at Cincinnati Children’s and received a University of Cincinnati Research Council collaborative grant in 2011 and an NICHD K99/R00 grant in 2012 to establish an independent laboratory.

    Helen Jones, PhD


    Weston Troja B.S

    Research Assistant II

    Wes investigates the effects of intraplacental gene transfer of insulin-like growth factor-1 on placental insufficiency. Using in vitro models and mouse surgical techniques, he studies the role of IGF-1 in placental signaling, crosstalk and nutritional transport. Wes is also responsible for maintenance of the laboratory and ensuring safety regulation adherence with radiation safety, IACUC and IBC.

    Weston Troja, B.S.

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    Helen Jones, PhD
    Assistant Professor
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    Administrative Supervisor 

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