Dr. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with the Psychopharmacology Laboratory at American University. While at American, Dr. Jones’ research utilized pharmacological and transgenic methodologies to better understand the contribution of monoamine transporter inhibition to the aversive subjective effects of cocaine. In 2011 he completed his postdoctoral training with Columbia’s Division on Substance Abuse. Working under Dr. Sandra Comer, he studied the behavioral pharmacology of opioids in clinical populations. His general research interest involves factors contributing to the abuse liability of opioids. Specifically, how genes mediate vulnerability to opioid abuse.