Dennis Jones, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

Dennis Jones, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. The current focus of the Jones laboratory is delineating the immune evasion mechanisms used by cancer cells to persist in lymph nodes and eventually metastasize to distant organs. The goal of the Jones laboratory is to identify strategies and molecular targets to stop the growth of metastases by enhancing anti-tumor immunity.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

2018 Gordon Research Conference (Lymphatics) Poster Award
2018 Massachusetts General Hospital Outstanding Research Award
2018 NIH Transition Career Development Award (K22)
2017 NIH Future Research Leader
2017 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rising Star in Biomedical
2015 NIH National Research Service Award (F32) Postdoctoral Fellow
2014 UNCF-Merck Postdoctoral Fellow
2014 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program Fellow
2012 NIH Institutional Training Grant (T32) Fellow
2008 NIH National Research Service Award (F31) Predoctoral Fellow
2007 Anna Fuller Fellow
2005 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar
2004 Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Fellow

Understanding the mechanisms of immune suppression in lymph node metastases
09/30/2018 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute


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  1. Jones D, Wang Z, Chen IX, Zhang S, Banerji R, Lei PJ, Zhou H, Xiao V, Kwong C, van Wijnbergen JWM, Pereira ER, Vakoc BJ, Huang P, Nia HT, Padera TP. Solid stress impairs lymphocyte infiltration into lymph-node metastases. Nat Biomed Eng. 2021 Jul 19. PMID: 34282290; DOI: 10.1038/s41551-021-00766-1;
  2. Jana S, Muscarella RA, Jones D. The Multifaceted Effects of Breast Cancer on Tumor-Draining Lymph Nodes. Am J Pathol. 2021 08; 191(8):1353-1363. PMID: 34043978; PMCID: PMC8351123; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2021.05.006;
  3. Saeboe AM, Nikiforov AY, Toufanian R, Kays JC, Chern M, Casas JP, Han K, Piryatinski A, Jones D, Dennis AM. Extending the Near-Infrared Emission Range of Indium Phosphide Quantum Dots for Multiplexed In Vivo Imaging. Nano Lett. 2021 04 14; 21(7):3271-3279.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33755481; PMCID: PMC8243857; DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00600;
  4. Gustine JN, Jones D. Immunopathology of Hyperinflammation in COVID-19. Am J Pathol. 2021 01; 191(1):4-17. PMID: 32919977; PMCID: PMC7484812; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.08.009;
  5. Jones D. Parallels of Resistance between Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis Inhibition in Cancer Therapy. Cells. 2020 03 20; 9(3). PMID: 32244922; PMCID: PMC7140636; DOI: 10.3390/cells9030762;
  6. Liu T, Li Y, Su H, Zhang H, Jones D, Zhou HJ, Ji W, Min W. Nuclear localization of the tyrosine kinase BMX mediates VEGFR2 expression. J Cell Mol Med. 2020 01; 24(1):126-138. PMID: 31642192; PMCID: PMC6933376; DOI: 10.1111/jcmm.14663;
  7. Zhao Y, Cao J, Melamed A, Worley M, Gockley A, Jones D, Nia HT, Zhang Y, Stylianopoulos T, Kumar AS, Mpekris F, Datta M, Sun Y, Wu L, Gao X, Yeku O, Del Carmen MG, Spriggs DR, Jain RK, Xu L. Losartan treatment enhances chemotherapy efficacy and reduces ascites in ovarian cancer models by normalizing the tumor stroma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 02 05; 116(6):2210-2219. PMID: 30659155; PMCID: PMC6369817; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1818357116;
  8. Liao S, Bouta EM, Morris LM, Jones D, Jain RK, Padera TP. Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase and CD11b+Gr1+ Cells Impair Lymphatic Contraction of Tumor-Draining Lymphatic Vessels. Lymphat Res Biol. 2019 06; 17(3):294-300. PMID: 30358484; PMCID: PMC6589499; DOI: 10.1089/lrb.2018.0013;
  9. Pereira ER, Kedrin D, Seano G, Gautier O, Meijer EFJ, Jones D, Chin SM, Kitahara S, Bouta EM, Chang J, Beech E, Jeong HS, Carroll MC, Taghian AG, Padera TP. Lymph node metastases can invade local blood vessels, exit the node, and colonize distant organs in mice. Science. 2018 03 23; 359(6382):1403-1407. PMID: 29567713; PMCID: PMC6002772; DOI: 10.1126/science.aal3622;
  10. Jones D, Pereira ER, Padera TP. Growth and Immune Evasion of Lymph Node Metastasis. Front Oncol. 2018; 8:36. PMID: 29527513; PMCID: PMC5829610; DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00036;
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