The research lab of Kathryn J. Jones, PhD, focuses on neural Injury and repair; gonadal steroids as neurotherapeutics; neuroimmunology; and ALS.
The overarching goal of the research being conducted in the Jones laboratory is to elucidate basic mechanisms underlying neural injury and repair in the mammalian nervous system following injury and/or disease. In vivo injury studies include both peripheral nerve injury (PNI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) animal models, immunodeficient animals, and an animal model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In vitro studies include stem cell-derived motoneurons, and olfactory ensheathing cells as transplant material in SCI. The long term goal is to translate basic understanding of neural injury and repair to the clinical situation.