Ross Jones is a postdoctoral associate at the University of British Columbia, where he is currently working on incorporating synthetic biology and control systems into stem cell research and development. With a PhD in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Jones has extensive experience in genetic control systems and mammalian synthetic biology, having worked under Ron Weiss and Domitilla Del Vecchio at MIT. His interests include systems and synthetic biology, control theory, and cell-based therapies, with specific applications in cancer and development.
Jones' education background includes a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Prior to his current position, he held various positions, including a summer camp assistant at the University of Washington, a mechanic's assistant at Seattle Pump & Equipment Co., an undergraduate researcher at the University of Washington, a retail sales associate at Nike, and a kitchen worker at Chi Omega Sorority.