Center for Vaccines and Immunology
Research Professional, Tompkins Lab

Cheryl Jones received her Bachelor’s in Science degree in Biology and Chemistry at Mercer University in Macon, GA.  She has worked as a research professional with multiple groups at the University of Rochester in the Department of Radiation Biology and the University of Georgia in the Department of Microbiology before moving to the Department of Cell Biology at Emory University.  During her 15 years at Emory, she worked on cardiac development and the dynamics of actin rearrangement in cells.  She joined the laboratory of Dr. S. Mark Tompkins in 2007 as Laboratory Manager and is studying the immune response and pathogenesis of influenza virus infection. Ms. Jones is not only responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Tompkins lab, but is also certified to work in and supervises BSL3 studies with highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses.

Research Interests

  • Pathogenesis of influenza virus infection
  • Development of novel vaccines and therapeutics for seasonal and pandemic influenza

Educational Background

  • BS, (1980), Biology and Chemistry, Mercer University

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