New Professor of Biomedical Sciences joins Leeds Beckett
Professor Jones graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class BSc (Honours) degree in Genetics followed by a PhD in molecular biology. He then embarked on a research career beginning with his post-doctoral training at University of Wales Swansea, University College London and the National Institutes of Health in Maryland USA, studying how cells respond to various stresses.
Professor Jones was appointed as a Lecturer and Principal Investigator at Maynooth University in 2004 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011. As an independent investigator, he has attracted significant competitive research funding, published extensively in leading international peer-reviewed journals, established an extensive international collaboration network and has been an expert evaluator for the European Commission since 2010.
Professor Jones will join Leeds Beckett University on 1 February 2016. He commented: “I am delighted to take on this new position at Leeds Beckett University. The University has demonstrated its commitment to the continued expansion of its growing research profile and building on the success of REF2014. The establishment of the Research Centre in Biomedical Sciences will bring together researchers in a variety of disciplines that will encourage greater collaboration and maximise the opportunity for future growth and development of biomedical sciences at Leeds Beckett. I am excited and very much looking forward to playing a leading role in this new venture.”
Professor Ieuan Ellis, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Pro Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, added: “I am delighted by the appointment of Professor Gary Jones to lead our new University Research Centre in Biomedical Sciences at Leeds Beckett University. Professor Jones will bring with him an established and significant international research profile. He will join and lead our growing bioscience research team with a planned formal launch of the new Research Centre in March 2016. We very much look forward to welcoming Gary to Leeds Beckett and to working together to deliver high quality impactful applied biomedical science research.”