Professor Pam Jones

Professor Pam Jones


I am currently the Director of the Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's (since June 2018) and Professor of Biomedical Research (since 2012). Prior to my current role, I was the ProDean for Research & Innovation for the Faculty of Medicine of Health. Other previous roles have included Director of St James’s Campus Infrastructure and Facilities (2011-2014) and Deputy Director of the Biomedical & Health Research Centre (2009-2014). Prior to joining the University of Leeds, I held postdoctoral research posts in the Department of Cell Biology, Biocentre and the Friedrich Miescher Institute, both in Basel, Switzerland and a Senior Scientist post at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY, USA


  • Director
  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St. James's

Research interests

With a background in molecular biology, I have an extensive background in cloning key cellular signalling molecules including PKB (akt), neurotophin 4/5, noggin, various forms of EGFR, Trk and Tie reeptor kinases and all the members of the angiopoieint family. I am an inventor on 10 US and over 50 world-wide patents and have over 120 GenBank entries.

My research interests focus around angiogenesis and the role of endothelial cells in vascular function.


  • BA (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Oxford
  • MA, University of Oxford
  • D.Phil. University of Oxford

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • British Microcirculation and Vascular Biology Society
  • European Microcirculation Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
  • Microbiology and cell biology
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