The Placenta; the most important organ you never knew you had. 

The Jones Lab is focused on investigating functional aspects of the placenta and its involvement in pregnancy pathologies such as intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR). While targeting the placenta as a target for treatments in utero we also elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in normal placental function. Through the use of both animal models and isolated human placental tissue we isolate potential pathways that can be targeted for treatment and that when altered may improve the outcome at birth.
Dr. Jones is also a member of the Division of Reproductive Sciences.