Christina Jones

Christina Jones

Dr. CHRISTINA M. JONES is currently a Research Chemist in the Chemical Sciences Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where she leads efforts to develop reference materials for metabolomics. Dr. Jones joined NIST as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate in 2015 at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) campus. While at HML, she helped establish a mass spectrometry-based environmental metabolomics program. Before joining NIST, Dr. Jones received her doctoral degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she was both a Presidential and FACES Fellow. Under the advisement of Dr. Facundo M. Fern√°ndez, she developed an ambient mass spectrometry sampling and analysis method for metabolomics research in addition to using traditional chromatographic-based methods for onco- and ecometabolomics applications. Her work has been published numerous times and was featured on the cover of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Jones, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University and A&M College. While there, she received several awards, including the ACS Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry and the United Negro College Fund/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award, and conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Isiah M. Warner.