Sky Jones

I received my B.S. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016, after which I worked as an environmental scientist restoring streams and wetlands in Tennessee. In 2019 I returned to school at Middle Tennessee State University to complete pre-medical coursework while conducting research on the classification of landcover using hyperspectral satellite data and machine learning algorithms. The following year I joined a lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where I analyzed functional magnetic resonance imaging to characterize biomarkers of cerebrovascular disease. In 2022 I matriculated to the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine as a medical student and joined the Escobar lab as a research assistant, where I began work on projects related to the spatial optimization of neuromodulatory intervention for Parkinson’s Disease.

I am broadly interested in the use of computational methods for determining and improving treatment of neurological disorders. As a physician, I hope to bring the methods developed in labs like this to the bedside to improve outcomes for individuals with diseases previously thought to be intractable.