Jesse Jones Awarded AFPE Predoctoral Fellowship

Jesse Jones, PharmD, a PhD student at the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, has been awarded an AFPE Predoctoral Fellowship.

Dr. Jones received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Idaho State University in 2012 and is currently pursuing his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

His current research project is titled “Targeting Type IA Topoisomerases for Selective Anti-Streptococcal Drug Design” and involves evaluating the specific enzyme “topoisomerase I” as a novel target for the potential development of narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents.

The primary goal of the AFPE Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship program is to positively impact patient and public health by supporting high performing students who possess the skill and aptitude to become outstanding scientists and leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and the government/nonprofit sectors.

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