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Takako Jones received a research grant from the FSH Society

December 20, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Takako Jones, Research Associate Professor, and Ryan Wueubbles, Research Assistant Professor, both in the Department of Pharmacology at UNR Med who are Co-PIs on a new research grant from the FSH Society.  The grant, "Stryka-001 treatment in the FSHD-like mouse model," was funded for $190,000 for 1 yr.

Peter Jones presented seminar at the University of Ottawa

December 15, 2017

Dr. Peter Jones was the student invited speaker for the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Advances in Biomedical Research Seminar Series.  His spoke on "Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy: modeling an epigenetic disease in mice"

FSH Society Talk Radio

July 26, 2017

The Jones Lab's own Dr. Charis Himeda is the guest this month on FSH Society Talk Radio, an internet radio show hosted by Tim Hollenback featuring guest interviews and line on-air Q&A with listeners.  FSH Society Talk Radio streams live over BlogTalkRadio on the last Wednesday of every month, at 9:00pm EST / 6:00pm PST. The episode is recorded and available as a podcast after the show.

Jones Lab attends FSH Society's Bay Area Family Day Conference and Gala Concert

July 15, 2017

Drs. Peter and Takako Jones, along with former lab member Dr. Ryan Wuebbles, attended the FSH Society sponsored Bay Area Family Day at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.  Dr. P. Jones presented on therapeutic advances in FSHD and all three took questions from the audience.  Afterwards everyone attended the 4th annual Songs in the Key of Steven Blier gala concert and continued the discussion with patients and their families.

The Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD C2C4FSHD Seattle to NYC Bike Journey came through Reno!

June 7, 2017

The C2C4FSHD Bicycle Journey to Raise Awareness for FSHD, sponsored by the Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD, came through Reno June 6-8th.  These amazing cyclists arrived from Seattle after 11 days on the road spreading the word about FacioScapuloHumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD).  The Jones lab hosted the riders, putting them up for a couple nights, making sure they were well fed and rested for the grueling ride ahead to Salt Lake City.  Special Thanks to Dr. Charis Himeda and Dr. Ryan Wuebbles for opening their homes as well.

Follow the team live as they continue their 4233 mile trek culminating in New York City on July 19th


Riders at the school of medicine

The Jones lab presented their work at the MDA conference in Washington DC

March 20, 2017

Takako Jones presented her work on FSHD-like mouse models in a poster "A tunable FSHD-like model mouse" and Peter Jones presented a talk "FSHD is a model epigenetic disease" at the biannual scientific conference sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in Washington D.C. MDA is currently funding the Jones lab's characterization of their exciting new FSHD-like mouse. Previously, MDA has funded some of the FSHD epigenetic work carried out by the lab. We are very grateful for all of the support provided by MDA, which has allowed us to successfully pursue high risk/high reward research projects such as our mouse model.