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Peter Lloyd Jones

Lecturer
Architecture

Biography

Peter Lloyd Jones is a Spatial Biologist, Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Fellow of the American Heart Association. He is also a lecturer and Associate of the Non-Linear Systems Organization at PennDesign, and Director of the Penn-CMREF Center for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Research at The Institute for Medicine & Engineering (IME). Jones’s research work on the molecular and architectural control of lung development, vascular disease, and breast cancer has given rise to patents, and his research has been published in more than 50 peer-reviewed journals and books, including The Journal of Cell Biology and The Lancet. Jones teaches at the graduate level in the Penn Schools of Engineering, Medicine & Design, notably with Jenny E. Sabin, M.Arch. at PennDesign with whom he founded LabStudio, a hybrid research unit investigating intersections between architectural design and spatial biology. Their written and physical work has been widely published and exhibited both here and abroad, and it has received a number of honors and awards including first prize in the 2010 National Science Foundation/American Association for the Advancement of Science International Visualization Challenge. In 2010, they were nominated for the New York Museum of Modern Art’s P.S.1. Young Architects Program, and are 2010 Artists in Residence at Breadboard in Philadelphia. Jones’ ideas on contemporary relationships between biology and architecture have been featured in the catalog accompanying the Gen(H)ome exhibition at the MAK Center, The Slought Foundation for Contemporary Art & Theory, and in an issue of 306090 dedicated to models. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including support from the National Institutes of Health, and the American Physiological Societies’ Giles Filley Award for Excellence in Respiratory Physiology & Medicine. In 2010, Jones co-founded Translatum LLC, a company whose mission is to discover novel diagnostic tools for pulmonary hypertension.