Jane Jones, Ph.D.
Another New England native, Jane grew up in Westfield, MA where she graduated from high school in 2004. Jane went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Colgate University in 2008 before attending the University of Vermont for her graduate work. For her Ph.D. dissertation, Jane’s research focused on understanding the role of alternative Nuclear Factor-kappa B signaling in the airway epithelium in the context of allergic inflammation and how this pathway is regulated via redox-dependent mechanisms. After earning her Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the lab of Dr. Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Jane went on to a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Yohannes Tesfaigzi at Lovelace Respiratory Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Jane’s research focused on elucidating the roles of Bcl-2 family proteins in the context of allergic inflammation in the airways, specifically focusing on methods to dampen the allergic inflammatory response. After completion of her post-doctoral fellowship, Jane joined the Cramer lab in the summer of 2018. Jane’s research in the Cramer lab focuses on developing a novel murine model of Allergic Broncho-Pulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA), a Cystic Fibrosis (CF)-related disease, utilizing a unique strain of A. fumigatus that persists in the mouse lung. Other research goals include understanding how current CF therapeutics affect A. fumigatusand associated inflammation in the lung. In her spare time, when she is not chasing her toddler around, Jane enjoys walking her dog, reading (especially Harry Potter), and playing tennis.