Chris Jones

Steven Chris Jones

PhD Student
Genomics and Computational Biology

Research Interest

I am interested in leveraging human genomic diversity, multi-omics data, and phenotypic data such as electronic health records (EHR) to investigate the role of genomic variation in immune-related traits.


2021 to present

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Genomics and Computational Biology
Advisors: Sarah Tishkoff, PhD and Marylyn D. Ritchie, PhD


M.S. Johns Hopkins University


B.A.Dickinson College
Biology and Computer Science

Research Experience

2021 – 2022

PhD Lab Rotations, University of Pennsylvania
Tishkoff Lab - Analysis of admixture and global ancestry inference in the H3Africa dataset
Bushman Lab– Enhancing tranfection efficiency of rAAVs using miRNA expression cassettes
Ritchie Lab - Multi-ancestry phenome-wide TWAS in the PMBB

2019 – 2021

Clinical Scientist, Clinical Development Group
GeneOne Life Science
Genetic and computational support for pre-clinical development of small molecule therapeutics

2019 - 2021

Visiting Scientist, Lab of Danielle Reed, Ph.D.
Monell Chemical Senses Center
Molecular phylogeny of TAS2R bitter taste receptors in hamster and ferret pre-clinical animal models.

2020 - 2022

Member, COVID-19 home test group
GCCR Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research
Dashboard construction for a 12-week study to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on smell and taste perception.


Undergraduate Research
Dickinson College; Dana Somers, Ph.D.
Analysis for enrichment of antibiotic resistance in Wastewater Microbiome

2020 - 2022

Undergraduate Research
Dickinson College; Carol Loeffler, PhD.
Analysis of the impact of the hemlock wooly adelgid on hemlock trees in south central Pennsylvania