Dr. Enitra Jones, PhD


Biological Safety Manager


Enitra N. Jones joined Louisiana State University and A&M College as a Biological Safety Manager in 2017.  A native of Louisiana, Dr. Jones received her Bachelor of Science in Biology: Microbiology concentration (with high honors) from the Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes Honors College at Southern University and A&M College. She went on to earn her doctorate in Microbial Pathogenesis, Immunology, and Inflammation while investigating determinants of chlamydial-induced urogenital tract complications at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Dr. Jones has extensive biological safety and biocontainment experience. She comes to LSU from the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP), a highly competitive fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to her work at the NIH, Dr. Jones served as an Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Fellow within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work focused on the development and optimization of adjunct therapies that may be effective against influenza-induced inflammation and the subsequent morbidity associated with highly pathogenic strains of influenza viruses.

Dr. Jones has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, presented her research at several scientific meetings, and has mentored students interested in pursuing STEM-related careers. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards and honors.