Theresa A. Jones, PH.D.

CBPR-George Bergeron Visiting Scholar in Neuroscience, Spring 2014

Dr. Jones is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and did her postdoctoral work in Behavioral Neuroscience and Biopsychology at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois. She served on the faculty of the Psychology Department and the Neurobiology and Behavior Program at the University of Washington before returning to the University of Texas at Austin in 2001.

Dr. Jones is a Fellow of the American Psychology Association and was a Raymond Dickson Centennial Teaching Fellow. Her research has received support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health. She is on the editorial boards for the peer-reviewed journals Behavioral Neuroscience, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, and Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Dr. Jones’s research on brain plasticity, learning and memory involves observations of the structure and synaptic connectivity in animals following brain damage. This work, which studies the behavioral adaptations following injury, has implications on the use of motor rehabilitation and other therapies to encourage more effective neural and behavioral adaptations to brain damage.