MSACL Presenter Biography

Glenville Jones
Queen's University

Dr Glenville Jones has over 35 years of experience in teaching and research in academia and industry. He was trained in the UK (Liverpool) and in USA (Wisconsin) and was a Professor at U of Toronto and Scientist at Hospital for Sick Children before moving to Queen’s University in 1984 where he was Head of Biochemistry (2002-2011). His research interests focus on the biochemistry and pharmacology of vitamins D & A; and their clinical applications. Dr Jones is also interested in mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) of small molecules (lipidomics). With over 200 career publications, his work has defined the mechanisms by which vitamins A & D are broken down in the body by cytochrome P450-containing enzymes. His work covers all aspects of these enzymes from test-tube studies of the isolated cytochrome to genetic defects in children. Dr Jones is a member of the advisory board of DEQAS, the global external quality assurance scheme that monitors vitamin D assays and analysts. Most recently (2009-2011), he was a member of the US/Canada-sponsored National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine committee which set nutritional guidelines for vitamin D and calcium in North America.