Shawnet Jones attended the Watkinson School. She is a member of the Combined Program in Medicine and recently studied abroad in the Dominican Republic, where she learned about their health care system and needs. Shawnet was a participant in the Health Professions Partnership Initiative programming.
Spring 2008: Characterization of Mesenchymal Progenitors from Bone Marrow and Adipose Tissue
By Shawnet K. Jones, Katie Lamothe, Ivo Kalajzic and H.Leonardo Aguila
In the lab of Dr. H. Leonardo Aguila we aimed to find markers that would allow for the characterization and isolation of mesenchymal progenitors from different sources. This project focused mostly on progenitors isolated from bone marrow and adipose tissue, two sites containing cells with recognized ability to form bone. In addition this project aimed to determine if there was a differential distribution of progenitor cells amongst males and females. Continue reading