• Title:
    Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Department:

Tatiana Jones



Dr. Tatiana Jones teaches courses in Medical and General Microbiology, Immunology, Environmental and Applied Microbiology, Parasites, Pathogens and Diseases, Seminars in Biology, and Problems in Biology (Senior Research Project).

Dr. Jones’s passion is to educate students and instructors to apply theoretical knowledge of biological systems to physiological and pathological changes in the human body. She encourages her students to strive for understanding of physiological processes at the cellular level as well as to appreciate the importance of cell-to-cell interactions under normal and pathological conditions.

Since 2021, Dr. Jones has been a Principal Investigator on NH-INBRE grants. Her research area of interest is the influence of extracellular (ex)RNA on the inflammatory profile of macrophages.

Because of her professional training as an Immunologist, she understands the significant role that the immune system plays in human health. Dr. Jones has modified a course in Immunology, which highlights the influence of the immune system on human health. She is enthusiastically promoting students’ research activities, encouraging students to conduct research projects that are relevant to human health and can contribute to health improvement.

In addition, Dr. Jones initiated the Clinical Sciences Club to introduce Rivier University students to biomedical research through discussions of peer-reviewed publications, research presentations, inviting speakers from academic institutions and industry, and organizing student tours at biotech companies and Harvard Medical School.


  • Ph.D., Kirov Medical Military Academy
  • M.D., First Pavlov’s State Medical Institute


  • Public Health Laboratory Scientist
  • Immunologist
  • Rheumatologist

Courses Taught

  • BIO201  Medical Microbiology
  • BIO206  General Microbiology
  • BIO350  Environmental and Applied Microbiology
  • BIO409  Parasites, Pathogens, and Diseases
  • BIO312  Immunology
  • BIO390  Seminar in Biology
  • BIO426  Problem in Biology
  • BIO112  Stewards of the Living World

Recent Publications and Proceedings

  1. Macrophage-Derived Extracellular Ribonucleic Acid Influences Inflammatory Profile of Macrophages in Dose-Dependent Manner. Allison Alton, Brian Patenaude and Tatiana Jones. Fall-2022. InSight: Rivier Academic Journal:
  2. Megakaryocytes compensate for Kit insufficiency in murine arthritis. Pierre Cunin, Loka R. Penke, Jonathan N. Thon, Paul A. Monach, Tatiana Jones, Margaret H. Chang, Mary M. Chen, Imene Melki, Steve Lacroix, Yoichiro Iwakura, Jerry Ware, Michael F. Gurish, Joseph E. Italiano, Eric Boilard, and Peter A. Nigrovic. 2017. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 127 (5): 1714-1724
  3. Direct effects of IL-4 on mast cells drive their intestinal expansion and increase susceptibility to anaphylaxis in a murine model of food allergy. Burton OT, Darling AR, Zhou JS, Noval-Rivas M, Jones TG, Gurish MF, Chatila TA, Oettgen HC. 2013. Mucosal Immunology, 6(4): 740-750
  4. Mast Cells Recruited to Mesenteric Lymph Nodes during Helminth Infection Remain Hypogranular and Produce IL-4 and IL-6. 2013. Anne Y. Liu, Dan F. Dwyer, Tatiana G. Jones, Lora G. Bankova, Shiliang Shen, Howard R. Katz, K. Frank Austen, and Michael F. Gurish. J. Immunol., 190(4): 1758-1766
  5. Protease phenotype of constitutive connective tissue and of induced mucosal mast cells in mice is regulated by the tissue. 2011. Wei Xing, K. Frank Austen, Michael F. Gurish, and Tatiana G. Jones. PNAS, 108: 14210-14215
  6. T Regulatory Cells Control Antigen-Induced Recruitment of Mast Cell Progenitors to the Lungs of C57BL/6 Mice. 2010. Tatiana G. Jones, Fred D. Finkelman, K. Frank Austen, and Michael F. Gurish. J. Immunol., 185: 1804-1811.
  7. The Role of the CCL2/CCR2 Axis in Mouse Mast Cell Migration In Vitro and In Vivo. 2010. Sarah J. Collington, Jenny Hallgren, James E. Pease, Tatiana G. Jones, Barrett J. Rollins, John Westwick, K. Frank Austen, Timothy J. Williams, Michael F. Gurish, and Charlotte L. Weller. J. Immunol., 184: 6114-6123.
  8. Antigen-induced increases in pulmonary mast cell progenitor numbers depend on interleukin-9 and CD1d-restricted NKT cells. 2009. Tatiana G. Jones, Jenny Hallgren, Alison Humbles, Timothy Burwell, Fred D. Finkelman, Pilar Alcaide, K. Frank Austen, Michael F. Gurish.
    J. Immunol., 183: 5251 – 5260.
  9. IgE Influences the Number and Function of Mature Mast Cells, but Not Progenitor Recruitment in Allergic Pulmonary Inflammation. 2009. Clinton B. Mathias, Eva-Jasmin Freyschmidt, Benjamin Caplan, Tatiana Jones, Dimitri Poddighe, Wei Xing, Krista L. Harrison, Michael F. Gurish, and Hans C. Oettgen. J. Immunol., 182: 2416 – 2424.
  10. Genetic Inversion in Mast Cell-Deficient Wsh Mice Interrupts Corin and Manifests as Hematopoietic and Cardiac Aberrancy. 2008. Peter A. Nigrovic, Daniel H.D. Gray, Tatiana Jones, Jenny Hallgren, Frank C. Kuo, Blair Chaletzky, Michael Gurish, Diane Mathis, Christophe Benoist, and David M. Lee. Am. J. Pathol., 173: 1693-1701.
  11. Pulmonary CXCR2 regulates VCAM-1 and antigen-induced recruitment of mast cell progenitors. 2007. Jenny Hallgren, Tatiana G. Jones, J. Pablo Abonia, Wei Xing, Alison Humbles, K. Frank Austen, and Michael F. Gurish. PNAS, 104: 20478 – 20483.