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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


Dr Alexander Jones

Group Leader

Sainsbury Laboratory


Alexander studied plant hormone function in plant biology since his undergraduate degree at Univ. California, Davis, PhD at Univ. California, Berkeley and Postdoc at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford, CA. Building on from his postdoc work engineering the first FRET biosensors for plant hormones, he continues to develop novel research tools and apply them to discovering and functionally dissecting cell-level hormone dynamics in living plants.


Alexander Jones is a research group leader at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University interested in how plants use plant hormone dynamics to process and respond to environmental information. The Jones group bioengineers hormone biosensors for high-resolution measurement as well as technologies for high-resolution hormone perturbation to understand and innovate hormone-mediated plant physiology.