COLLINS JONES, PHD, BIOTECHNOLOGY EXPERT
Dr. Jones has been a scientific adviser and master instructor for Biotech Primer since 2001. Currently, he is the coordinator for the Biotechnology Program at Montgomery College. In this capacity Dr. Jones works closely with a number of Maryland Biotech companies including Bioreliance Sigma Millipore, AstraZeneca, Lonza, GlaxoSmithKline, Catalent and Regenx to develop and maintain curricula to train the Maryland Biotechnology workforce. Prior to his appointments, Dr. Jones spent ten years as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He serves as a member of the Montgomery County Life Science business incubator review board, the advisory board for the Master’s Program in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University and several other local colleges. He is a regular presenter at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Defense University Biotechnology working group.Dr. Jones spent ten years at the National Institute of Health as a research scientist. While at the National Cancer Institute his research focused on liver toxicity and liver cancers caused by environmental pollutants, including PCBs. After receiving an National Research Council grant Dr. Jones transitioned to the National Institute on Aging where he worked on the development of in vivo and in vitro methods to image phospholipid mediated signal transduction in the brain. Dr. Jones received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland and his BS in Biochemistry with a mathematics minor from Albright College.