Rheinallt Jones, PhD

Scientific Director

Emory Gnotobiotic Animal Core

Biography

Rheinallt Jones PhD is faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Wales for studies in Molecular Microbiology. He then undertook Postdoctoral research at Emory University under the auspices of Dr. Andrew Neish, investigating the pathogenesis of Salmonella in the intestine. He then initiated a research program focused on identifying the functional elements that mediate host cell and commensal microbe interaction in the intestine. He published pivotal discoveries describing how lactobacilli mediate their positive influences on health and disease. He employs a variety of methodologies including both germ-free mouse and Drosophila model systems, as well as sequence based microbiota analysis. The central goal of his research is to develop methodologies for the manipulation of the microbiota as a therapeutic strategy to treat digestive diseases.