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Daniel Jones, MD, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair

Daniel Jones, MD, PhD




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2001 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240


Dan Jones, MD, PhD is Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair, Division of Molecular Pathology. He also serves as Director of Molecular Pathology for the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Dr. Jones earned his MD and PhD from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. He completed residency training and Hematopathology Fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA and did post-doctoral work at Harvard Medical School. He is boarded in Anatomic Pathology, Hematology and Molecular Genetic Pathology.

His research interests center on SARS-CoV-2 genomics, immune and host genomic predictors of COVID-19 disease severity, and defining critical genomic features in the progression and therapy resistance of lymphoid and myeloid leukemia. Projects underway include novel design of next-generation sequencing virus and host immune assays, bioinformatics strategies for characterization of uncommon sequence variants in cancer-associated genes and TP53 and PALB2 structure-function models.

Board Certifications

Molecular Genetic Pathology. Medical licenses in GA, MA, OH, TX, VA

Hematology, American Board of Pathology

Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Academic and Medical Appointments

2015-Present Professor, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio

Professor (Adjunct), Department of Bioinformatics, The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio

Director, Molecular Pathology, James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute

Member, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center and OSU Biomedical Sciences Graduate School

2009-Present Professor (Adjunct), School of Health Professions, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2009-2015 Medical Director, Quest Diagnostics (various roles), Nichols Institute, Chantilly, VA

1999-2009 Professor (Full/Associate/Assistant), Department of Hematopathology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education and Training

1997-1998 Post-doctoral fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Laboratory of Timothy Springer)

1992-1996 Residency and Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

1986-1992 M.D., Ph.D., Medical Scientist Training Program, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

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