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Clinton Jones

Regents Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology



Dr. Clinton Jones is a Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (OSU). He completed his PhD from the University of Kansas in May 1984, and then was a postdoctoral fellowship at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine (Palo Alto, CA) Laboratory of Viral Carcinogenesis (June 1984- May 1987). Prior to arriving at OSU, I was an assistant professor in the microbiology department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a professor at the University of Nebraska.  My laboratory has published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers, primarily on herpesviruses. The research interest of his lab is focused on how Bovine Herpes Virus 1 (BoHV-1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) establish, maintain, and reactivate from latency in neurons. We have made significant contributions to this topic.  For example, the Jones’ lab recently discovered: 1) viral gene products expressed during latency inhibit programmed cell death and promote survival of infected neurons, 2) identified viral and cellular genes that promote maintenance of latency, and 3) identified cellular transcription factors in stress-induced neurons that stimulate viral gene expression and potentially reactivation from latency.  These studies have been funded by grants from the USDA NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) competitive grants program, National Institutes of Health, and funds from the Sitlington Endowment.

Clinton Jones Portrait
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