q-bio Summer School and Conference, 2022

Barbara Jones

Barbara Jones

IBM Research

Collaborators: Greyson Lewis and Wallace Marshall, University of California San Francisco

Title: Host-based Viral Evolution and Mutation

Presenter BiosketchDr. Barbara Jones is currently in IBM Quantum, IBM Research Almaden in San Jose, California. Over the years at IBM, she has been a manager of both experimental and theoretical groups, working on a number of areas both fundamental and more applied, including magnetic recording heads and media. She has also been a Consulting Professor at Stanford University in Physics and Applied Physics Departments, and supervised Ph.D. students (with two Ph.D.’s granted, and another on the way). Her long-term interests have involved theories of quantum interactions in molecular and atomic-scale magnetic systems, as well as physics applied to biological systems such as host/microbe interactions and cells.
Dr. Jones is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is a recipient of a TWIN Award (Tribute to Women in Industry). She is Chair of the Physics Section of the AAAS. She has been Chair of the APS Forum on Industrial Applications of Physics, of the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics, and of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academy of Science. She is in addition an Honorary Member of the Aspen Center for Physics, serves on many other science advisory committees, and organizes international conferences in the U.S. and Europe. Chair and Founder of the APS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women and Under-represented Minorities and past Chair of APS’s CWSP (1999-2002), she is strongly interested in promoting opportunities in science and math for all students.

Link to Full Abstract: JONES_BARBARA

Link to Poster: Poster Barbara Jones

Contact: bajones@us.ibm.com