Torrie Turner Jones
Assistant Professor of Biology
217-525-1420 ext 3254
Eureka College, BS-Biology 2002
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine-Springfield, PhD
Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry 2009
Adjunct Faculty at Illinois Central College and Eureka College
Certified tutor for Illinois Central College
Seminars and guest lectures through SIU-SOM
16 years private tutoring
Current Roles at Benedictine
Teaching general chemistry and biology courses as well as upper-level molecular and microbiology
Sponsor of Health Sciences Club
Brewer, G.J., T.T. Jones, T. Wallimann, and U. Schlattner. “Higher Respiratory Rates and Improved Creatine Stimulation in Brain Mitochondria Isolated with Anti-oxidants” Mitochondrion. 4:1 (49-57), June 2004.
Brewer, G.J., M.D. Boehler, T.T. Jones, and B.C.Wheeler. “NbActiv4™ Medium Improvement to Neurobasal/B27™ Increases Neuron Synapse Densities and Network Spike Rates on Multielectrode Arrays”J Neurosci Methods 170 (181-187). 2008.
Jones, T.T. and G.J. Brewer. “Critical Age-related Loss of Cofactors of Neuron Cytochrome C Oxidase Reversed by Estrogen” Exp Neurol 215 (212-219), 2009.
Jones, T.T. and G.J. Brewer “Age-related deficiencies in complex I endogenous substrate availability and reserve capacity of complex IV in cortical neuron electron transport” Biochim Biophys Acta-Bioenergetics 1797 (167-176), 2010.
Other Related Experience
Medical Volunteer – Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed, India, under the guidance of Dr. Shobha Arole
Lab Assistant – University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, laboratory of Dr. Jasti Rao
Researcher I/Graduate Assistant/Postdoctoral Research - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine-Springfield, laboratory of Dr. Greg Brewer
Interactive lectures, discussions, and worksheets are used to encourage personal educational responsibility in the classroom. Multimedia presentations are frequently the focus of lecture courses. Students are encouraged to explore topics and share their findings with the class.
Running, crochet, reading, and music