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Christina M. Jones, Ph.D. (Fed)

Research Chemist

Christina is currently a Research Chemist in the Organic Chemical Metrology Group where she leads programmatic efforts focused on quality assurance and quality control for metabolomics, a tool for precision medicine. As the field of metabolomics rapidly advances, there has been a parallel expansion of different measurement platforms capable of evaluating a broad range of diverse metabolites. Moreover, the immensity of metabolomics research leads to the introduction of many sources of variance throughout experimental workflows. Consequently, analytical data from instrumental platforms can be more variable than the actual biological changes being probed. It has become vital for NIST to engage the metabolomics community in measurement harmonization efforts in order to confirm, validate, and commercially translate biological discoveries. Her work involves developing quality assurance and quality control materials and data to improve the comparability of metabolomics measurements across all sectors of the metabolomics community.

Membership and Professional Activities

  • Metabolomics Society

  • Metabolomics Association of North America
    - Early Career Member Council

  • Metabolomics Quality Assurance and Quality Control Consortium (mQACC)
    - Coordinating Committee
    - Vice-Chair, Reference & Test Materials Working Group

  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry

  • Organizer of Virtual Podium


  • NIST Material Measurement Laboratory Strategic Partnership Accolade, 2019 

  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015 

  • Facilitating Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (FACES) Fellowship, 2009 – 2013 

  • President's Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009–2013 

  • Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry, LSU & ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, 2009 

  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2009 

  • Outstanding Research Achievement Award, LSU Department of Chemistry, 2009 

  • United Negro College Fund/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award, 2008 

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program, 2007 

  • American Chemical Society Scholars Program, 2007 – 2009 


The need for multicomponent gas standards for breath biomarker analysis

Kavita Jeerage, Jennifer Berry, Jacolin Murray, Cassie Goodman, Paulina Piotrowski, Christina Jones, Christina Cecelski, Jennifer Carney, Katrice Lippa, Tara Lovestead
Exhaled breath is a non-invasive, information-rich matrix with the potential to diagnose or monitor disease, including infectious disease. Despite significant

Reference Materials for MS-based Untargeted Metabolomics and Lipidomics: A Review by the Metabolomics Quality Assurance and Quality Control Consortium (mQACC)

Katrice Lippa, William Davis, Christina Jones, Tracey Schock, Juan Aristizabal-Henao, Richard Beger, John Bowden, Corey Broeckling, Chris Beecher, Warwick Dunn, Roberto Flores, Goncalo Gouveia, Thomas Hartung, Matthew Lewis, Ioanna Ntai, Andrew Percy, Dan Raftery, Jinchun Sun, Georgios Theodoridis, Fariba Tayyari, Federico Torta, Candice Ulmer, Baljit Ubhi
Introduction The metabolomics quality assurance and quality control consortium (mQACC) is enabling the identification, development, prioritization and promotion

Lipidomics for wildlife disease etiology and biomarker discovery: a case study of pansteatitis outbreak in South Africa

John Bowden, Jeremy P. Koelmel, Candice Z. Ulmer, Susan Fogelson, Hannes Botha, Christina M. Jones, Jackie T. Bangma, Theresa M. Cantu, Matthew P. Guillette, Wilmien Luus-Powell, Joseph Sara, Willem J. Smit, Korin Albert, Harmony Miller, Berkley Olsen, Jason A. Cochran, Timothy J. Garrett, Richard A. Yost
Lipidomics is a promising tool to determine biomarkers and elucidate mechanisms associated with anthropogenic-induced stress in wildlife. Therefore, we examine
Created August 27, 2019, Updated December 9, 2022