Peter Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc. Director of Research, Chief Scientific Officer, Van Andel Institute
Dr. Jones is an internationally renowned researcher. He is a pioneer in the field of epigenetics and its role in cancer. Originally from South Africa, Dr. Jones began his career as a research officer/chief research officer in his native land, and was a National Institute of Health Post-Doctoral Fellow at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In 1977, he joined the faculty of Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where he has been a distinguished professor of Urology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He was also the Director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1993 to 2011 and President of the American Association for Cancer Research in 2005-2006.