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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 


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

Towards quality assurance and quality control in untargeted metabolomics studies

Richard Beger, Warwick Dunn, Abbas Bandukwala, Bianca Bethan, David Broadhurst, Clary Clish, Surendra Dasari, Leslie Derr, Annie Evans, Steve Fischer, Thomas Flynn, Thomas Hartung, David Herrington, Richard Higashi, Ping-Ching Hsu, Christina M. Jones, Maureen Kachman, Helen Karuso, Gary Kruppa, Katrice A. Lippa, Padma Maruvada, Jonathan Mosley, Ionna Ntai, Clair O?Donovan, Mary Playdon, Daniel Raftery, Daniel Shaughnessy, Amanda Souza, Timothy Spaeder, Barbara Spalholz, Mukesh Verma, Tilman Walk, Ian Wilson, Daniel Bearden, Krista Zanetti
We describe here the agreed upon first development steps and priority objectives of a community engagement effort to address current challenges in quality
Created August 27, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021