Peter Jones

Peter Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Mick Hitchcock Endowed Chair of Medical Biochemistry


Research in the Peter and Takako Jones lab is focused on facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy or FSHD. We investigate FSHD pathogenic mechanisms, develop therapeutic approaches (CRISPR and small molecule), and create animal models of the disease for pre-clinical testing. In addition, we provide a confidential research-grade test for FSHD1 and 2 to individuals and families all over the world at no cost to them.

To donate directly to our lab’s FSHD research projects, click the following link and scroll to the Peter and Takako Jones Lab Research Fund. Donations are tax deductible, there is no overhead and 100% goes to FSHD research

Donate to the Peter and Takako Jones Lab Research Fund


  • Postdoc 2001, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD; Epigenetics and Developmental Biology
  • Ph.D. 1997, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Molecular Genetics
  • B.A. 1991, Miami University, Oxford, OH; Microbiology