Dr. Raymond Jones


Research Associate
Office B34 Life Science
Phone: 817-272-0090


I received my undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Texas at El Paso where my research focused on “The Hypermetabolism of Arachidonic Acid in Colorectal Adenocarcinomas”. My training included but was not limited to phospholipid biochemistry, proteomics, confocal and fluorescence microscopy, and microarray analysis as well as a multitude of semester teaching and advising. While pursuing my graduate degree, the summer of 2003 was spent in the Physiology Course at the Woods Hole Marine Laboratories in Woodshole, MA. There we performed RNAi and siRNA screens in cell culture examining the participation of candidate proteins required for centrosome dynamics and function. This research was continued in the laboratory of Tim Megraw Ph.D. during my postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas.

The core facilities consist of instrumentation in B4, B5, B21, and 212.


Zeiss LSM510 with a Meta detector


Sorvall RC6 Centrifuge
Eppendorf 5810R Centrifuge
2 Programmable Thermocyclers
Biotage PSQ HS96A Pyrosequencer
ABI 3130XL Sequencer
BD LSR II Flowcytometer
And appropriate workstations for the instrumentation


Eppendorf 5804R Centrifuge
Affymetrix Genechip Fuidics Station 450
Affymetrix Hybridization Oven 640
Affymetrix Genechip Scanner
Genepix 4200A Scanner
Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
ABI 7300 Series Real Time PCR machine
And appropriate workstations for the instrumentation


ABI Plate Sequencer
Licor Plate Sequencre
Fuji FLA3000 Phosphoimager
Gel Doc Station
French Press
And appropriate workstations for the instrumentation

Currently the core will provide plate service (you run the reactions and the core will run the sequences) for all sequencing as was previously being done. This will require you to enter the plate setup into the computer prior to the sequencing run. With this in mind all sequencing needs should now be addressed to rjones@uta.edu. Starting soon I will be providing training on the confocal microscope on an appointment basis. It is the plan of the core facility to be able to provide instrument training on all of the instruments by the end of December. You will continue to receive updates as the core training progresses. Beyond training, it is our plan to provide support for planning and protocol development as needed. Beyond this, the core will also be performing maintenance on the instrumentation as well as maintaining the individual service contracts in the hope that you will not have to contend with down instruments.