Walter Keith Jones, PhD, named chair of Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

News Archive June 30, 2014

Walter Keith Jones, PhD, named chair of Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Walter Keith Jones, PhD

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Walter Keith Jones, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Jones comes to Loyola from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he was professor and vice chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics.

Jones' research has been recognized nationally and internationally. It  focuses on molecular cardiology, with an emphasis on cardiac infarction (heart attack) and cell death mechanism. His research is unique in targeting the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying ischemic injury, cardiac protection and survival.

Jones has an extensive publication record, and his research has been continuously funded by numerous agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

Jones received his PhD in biological sciences/genetics from the University of Kentucky, Lexington and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky. After serving on the faculty at the University of Louisville College of Medicine, he moved to the University of Cincinnati in 2000.

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