Stephen C. Jones, Ph.D.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown

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    Areas of Expertise

    Vaccination, immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases, and gerontology


    Stephen C. Jones is an assistant professor of immunology and assistant preclinical dean at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, New York. He earned his Ph.D. in immunology from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, N.Y., and a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Jones’s ongoing research projects include the study of the immune response to multiple myeloma and the influence of environmental factors on the development of inflammatory disease.

    In 2008, Dr. Jones joined Touro as an Assistant Professor of Immunology.  In 2009 he became Course Director of TouroCOM’s Introduction to Immunology and Medical Microbiology and Immunology courses and was the recipient of TouroCOM’s 2012 Teacher of the Year award. Dr. Jones is also a member of the faculty of Kaplan Medical, in which capacity he teaches an Immunology Review Series to medical students from all over the world preparing to take Step 1 of the medical boards. Dr. Jones’ teaching philosophy is grounded in the belief that the best basic science instructors present material not as a number of individual facts or terms to be memorized, but rather in a format that pieces together the mechanism of a larger process. In this way, students are presented not only with the roles of individual components of a biological system but also with the mechanics of how these components work together to fulfill a larger, clinically significant function. 

    Dr. Jones has served as the TouroCOM Faculty Forum Chair, and currently contributes to a number of TouroCOM’s administrative committees, including the Student Promotions, Research, and Biosafety Committees and serves as the Chair of the Rank and Credentials Committee. 

    Dr. Jones resides in Sussex County, NJ, with his wife and four children, and enjoys backpacking, mountain biking and skiing, as well as family hiking and camping trips.     



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