In conjunction with Cameron University‘s current academic festival “American Identities in the 21st Century”, Cameron University is pleased to present “The Politics of Science,” featuring Dr. David Jones, Member and Program Chair, Functional & Chemical Genomics Research Program and Jeannine Tuttle Rainbolt Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, at the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Research. The presentation will take place on Friday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium, Room 111, of Ross Hall. The presentation is open to the public at no charge.
During his presentation, Jones will address the state of funding of research grants and clinical trials. Jones has a unique perspective as someone who has worked both in industry – for a pharmaceutical company – and in academic and independent research labs.
Jones joined OMRF in 2013. In his lab, he uses model systems to understand the genetic causes of colon cancer in order to develop new treatments and preventative measures for the disease. Last year, working in conjunction with the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute, he and his team made a significant discovery that may point to how colon cancer develops and which could ultimately lead to new pathways for drug development for colorectal cancers.
Last year, he was appointed to the American Cancer Society’s Council on Extramural Grants. In that role, he is involved in making recommendations regarding research funding and providing oversight for the society to maintain high-quality funding and deliver a focused research program.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Jones is a member of the American Association for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Biological Chemists and Molecular Biologists, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
April 6, 2018