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Laundette Jones, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Secondary Appointment(s):


Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-7331

Education and Training

  • Morgan State University, BS, Chemistry, 1992
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, 2000
  • National Cancer Institute, NIH, Postdoctoral study, Laboratory of Experimental Carciniogenesis, 2001
  • Georgetown University, Lombardi Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Study, Tumor Biology 2005



Community Health Awareness, Messages, and Prevention (CHAMP) Lab


Using a community based participatory research (CBPR) approach, CHAMP works with community partners largely in faith-based communities to increase early detection of breast, prostate, and colorectal screening.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Mammary gland carcinogenesis, Breast Cancer Survivorship, Health disparities, Environnmental estrogens, Adipose tissue biology,

Highlighted Publications

Jones LP, Stefansson S, Kim M, Ahn SN.  (2011) Comparison of Radioimmuno and Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistor Assays for Measuring Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 in a Preclinical Model of Human Breast Cancer. J. Nanobiotechnology, 9:36

Jones LP, Buelto D, Tago E, Owusu-Boaitey K. (2011) Abnormal mammary adipose tissue environment of Brca1 mutant mice show a persistent deposition of highly vascularized multilocular adipocytes.  J Can Sci & Ther * Corresponding author

Cao Q, Hersl J, La H, Smith M, Jenkins J, Goloubeva O, Vasken Dilsizian,Tkaczuk K, Chen W, Jones L.  (2014) A Pilot Study of FDG PET/CT Detects a Link Between Brown Adipose Tissue and Breast Cancer.  BMC-Cancer, 14:126.

Sigl V, Owusu-Boaitey K, Joshi P, Kavirayani A, Wirnsberger G, Novatchkova N, Kozieradzki I, Schramek D, Edokobi N, Hersl J, Sampson A, Odai-Afotey A, Lazaro C, Gonzalez-Suarez, Pujana M, for CIMBA, Heyn H, Vidai E, Cruickshank J, Berman H, Sarao R, Ticevic M, Uribesalgo I, Tortola L, Rao S, Tan Y, Pfeiler G, Lee E, Zsuzsanna B-H, Kenner L, Popper H, Singer C, Khokha R, Jones LP and Penninger JM.  (2016) RANKL/RANK control Brca1 mutation-driven mammary tumors Co-corresponding authors. Cell Research, 26:761–774.

Bates JP, Derakhshandeh R, Jones L, Webb TJ. (2018)  Mechanisms of Immune Evasion in Breast Cancer. BMC Cancer 181:556