Oregon Health and Science University
James McAndrew Jones, B.A. (Andrew) is a Research Assisstant at the Oregon Health and Science University's Center from Regenerative Medicine. After completing his thesis and graduating from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College with a double major in history and Chinese, Mr. Jones turned his attention to the sciences, and began to pursue a career in medicine. Under Dr. Kenton Gregory and Dr. Hua Xie, he has worked on translational research projects in diverse topics including the development of novel devices to control hemmorhage in both the gastric and urinary tract, novel biomaterials to assisst in targeted cell therapy, and assays to rapidly assess the potency of adult stem cells. His primary focus has been in nerve & spinal cord injury, where he is conducting research in the use of cell therapy to minimize inflammatory damage after spinal cord contusion injury.
Outside of medical research, Mr. Jones is currently pursing entrance into medical school, as well as numerous hobbies. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and has lived, worked and traveled in mainland China for over two years. In his free time, Mr. Jones enjoys heading out to explore Oregon's diverse landscape, where he enjoys hiking, skiing and just about everything else.