Terry E. Jones, PhD
Associate Professor

College of Allied Health Sciences
Health Sciences Building, 3400
Greenville, NC 27858

Curriculum Vitae



Professional Interest
My research interests are in skeletal muscle's response to obesity and weight loss surgery and its response to exercise and clinical conditions typically encountered by physical therapists. 

Education History
Ph.D. Biochemistry
University of Kansas, 2000

M.S.Ed. Exercise Physiology
University of Kansas, 1988

B.A. Physical Education (concentration - Exercise Science)
Washburn University, 1985

Selected Publications
Jones TE, Stephenson KW, King JG, Knight KR, Marshall TR and Scott WB (2009) Sarcopenia – mechanisms and treatments. J Geriatr PhysTher, 32:39-45  

Jones TE, Basillo J, Brophy P, McCammon M and Hickner RC (2009) Long-term exercise training in overweight adolescents improves plasma peptide YY and resistin. Obesity 17:1189-1195  

Boschek CB, Jones TE, Smallwood HS, Squier TC, Bigelow DJ. (2008) Loss of the calmodulin- dependent inhibition of the RyR1 calcium release channel upon oxidation of methionines in calmodulin. Biochemistry 47:131-142  

Boschek CB, Jones TE, Squier TC, Bigelow DJ. (2007) Calcium occupancy of N-terminal sites within calmodulin induces inhibition of the ryanodine receptor calcium release channel. Biochemistry 46:10621-10628  

Wright DC, Geiger PC, Han DH, Jones TE, Holloszy JO (2007) Calcium induces increases in peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α and mitochondrial biogenesis by a pathway leading to p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase activation. J Biol Chem 282:18793-18799.  

Wright DC, Han DH, Garcia-Roves PM, Geiger PC, Jones TE, Holloszy JO (2007) Exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis begins before the increase in muscle PGC-1α expression. J Biol Chem 282:194-199  

Garcia-Roves PM, Jones TE, Otan K, Han DH, Holloszy JO, (2005) Calcineurin does not mediate exercise-induced increase in muscle GLUT4. Diabetes 54:624-628  

Garcia-Roves PM, Han DH, Song Z, Jones TE, Hucker KA, Holloszy JO (2003) Prevention of glycogen supercompensation prolongs the increase in muscle GLUT4 after exercise. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 285:E729-736  

Baar K, Song Z, Semenkovich CF, Jones TE, Han DH, Nolte L, Ojuka EO, Chen M, and Holloszy, JO (2003) Skeletal muscle overexpression of nuclear respiratory factor 1 increases glucose transport capacity. FASEB J 17:1666-1673  

Ojuka EO, Jones TE, Han D-H, Chen M, and Holloszy JO (2003) Raising Ca2+ in L6 myotubes mimics effects of exercise on mitochondrial biogenesis in muscle. FASEB J 17:675-681  

Jones TE, Baar K, Ojuka E, Chen M, and Holloszy JO (2003) Exercise induces an increase in muscle UCP3 as a component of the increase in mitochondrial biogenesis. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 284:E96-101  

Baar K, Wende AR, Jones TE, Marison M, Nolte LA, Chen M, Kelly DP, and Holloszy JO (2002) Adaptations of muscle to exercise: rapid increase in the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1. FASEB J 16:1879-86  

Ojuka EO, Jones TE, Han DH, Chen M, Wamhoff BR, Sturek M, Hollosz, JO (2002) Intermittent increases in cytosolic Ca2+ stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis in muscle cells. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 283:E1040-E1045  

Fisher JS, Nolte LA, Kawanaka K, Han DH, Jones TE, and Holloszy JO (2002) Glucose transport rate and glycogen synthase activity both limit skeletal muscle glycogen accumulation. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 282:E1214-E1221  

Ojuka EO, Jones TE, Nolte LA, Chen M, Wamhoff BR, Sturek M, Holloszy JO (2002) Regulation of GLUT 4 biogenesis in muscle: evidence for involvement of AMPK and Ca2+. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 282:E1008-E1013


PT Lab Group

Laboratory Members

Mary Greyard, 3rd year DPT student

Katie Letsinger, 3rd year DPT student

Kristian Spirakis, 3rd year DPT student

Carter Smith, 2nd year DPT student

Michaela Morris, 1st year DPT student

Carson Cook, undergraduate student


Tell a friend about this page.
All fields required.
Can be sent to only one email address at a time.
Share Facebook Icon Twitter Icon