Research Funding

  • September 6, 2019 - August 31, 2024 - Deciphering the System-Wide Immune Response to Head and Neck Cancer , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: K23DE029239
  • September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2013 - Function of Sprouty Genes in Skin Stem Cells and Skin Carcinogenesis , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: F30DE022509


University of California, Los Angeles, CA, BS, 2006, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
University of California, San Francisco, CA, DDS, 2010, Dentistry
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Certificate, 2011, Advanced Training in Clinical Research
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Residency, 2017, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
University of California, San Francisco, CA, PhD, 2017, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
University of California, San Francisco, CA, KL2/K23 Scholar, 2017, Cancer Immunology

Honors & Awards

  • 2007
    John Greene Society Amazing Student Research Award, UCSF
  • 2009
    American College of Dentists Local Chapter Scholarship, UCSF
  • 2009
    Charles Craig Memorial Scholarship, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Rho Rho Chapter
  • 2006-2010
    Letters of Commendation and Class Honors, UCSF
  • 2006-2010
    Regents Scholarship, UCSF School of Dentistry
  • 2007-2010
    AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science, UCSF
  • 2010
    Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Rho Rho Chapter, Lifetime Member
  • 2010
    American Association of Oral Biologists Oral Biology Award, UCSF School of Dentistry
  • 2010
    Outstanding Peer Award, UCSF School of Dentistry
  • 2014
    Discovery Fellows Program, Graduate Division, UCSF
  • 2015
    UCSF Catalyst Awards Internship, Therapeutics Track, UCSF

Selected Publications

  1. Rahim MK, Okholm TLH, Jones KB, McCarthy EE, Liu CC, Yee JL, Tamaki SJ, Marquez DM, Tenvooren I, Wai K, Cheung A, Davidson BR, Johri V, Samad B, O'Gorman WE, Krummel MF, van Zante A, Combes AJ, Angelo M, Fong L, Algazi AP, Ha P, Spitzer MH. Dynamic CD8+ T cell responses to cancer immunotherapy in human regional lymph nodes are disrupted in metastatic lymph nodes. Cell. 2023 03 16; 186(6):1127-1143.e18.  View on PubMed
  2. Hartmann FJ, Babdor J, Gherardini PF, Amir ED, Jones K, Sahaf B, Marquez DM, Krutzik P, O'Donnell E, Sigal N, Maecker HT, Meyer E, Spitzer MH, Bendall SC. Comprehensive Immune Monitoring of Clinical Trials to Advance Human Immunotherapy. Cell Rep. 2019 07 16; 28(3):819-831.e4.  View on PubMed
  3. Jones KB, Furukawa S, Marangoni P, Ma H, Pinkard H, D'Urso R, Zilionis R, Klein AM, Klein OD. Quantitative Clonal Analysis and Single-Cell Transcriptomics Reveal Division Kinetics, Hierarchy, and Fate of Oral Epithelial Progenitor Cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2019 01 03; 24(1):183-192.e8.  View on PubMed
  4. Kalha S, Shrestha B, Sanz Navarro M, Jones KB, Klein OD, Michon F. Bmi1+ Progenitor Cell Dynamics in Murine Cornea During Homeostasis and Wound Healing. Stem Cells. 2018 04; 36(4):562-573.  View on PubMed
  5. Naveau A, Zhang B, Meng B, Sutherland MT, Prochazkova M, Wen T, Marangoni P, Jones KB, Cox TC, Ganss B, Jheon AH, Klein OD. Isl1 Controls Patterning and Mineralization of Enamel in the Continuously Renewing Mouse Incisor. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Nov; 32(11):2219-2231.  View on PubMed
  6. Jones KB, Jordan R. White lesions in the oral cavity: clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2015 Dec; 34(4):161-70.  View on PubMed
  7. Goodwin AF, Larson JR, Jones KB, Liberton DK, Landan M, Wang Z, Boekelheide A, Langham M, Mushegyan V, Oberoi S, Brao R, Wen T, Johnson R, Huttner K, Grange DK, Spritz RA, Hallgr√≠msson B, Jheon AH, Klein OD. Craniofacial morphometric analysis of individuals with X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2014 Sep; 2(5):422-9.  View on PubMed
  8. Jones KB, Klein OD. Oral epithelial stem cells in tissue maintenance and disease: the first steps in a long journey. Int J Oral Sci. 2013 Sep; 5(3):121-9.  View on PubMed
  9. Jones KB, Goodwin AF, Landan M, Seidel K, Tran DK, Hogue J, Chavez M, Fete M, Yu W, Hussein T, Johnson R, Huttner K, Jheon AH, Klein OD. Characterization of X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XL-HED) hair and sweat gland phenotypes using phototrichogram analysis and live confocal imaging. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Jul; 161A(7):1585-93.  View on PubMed

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