Head of Lab
Dr. Jeryl Jones (PhD, DVM, DACVR)
Dr. Jones is a veterinary radiologist and professor in the department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Clemson University. She moved to Clemson in the spring of 2015 from West Virginia University’s Animal and Nutritional Sciences Division in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Jones completed her undergraduate degree in Pre-Professional Studies, Zoology from Clemson University. During her time at Clemson she worked as a research assistant for several projects and developed an interest in research. She went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Georgia. Upon completing veterinary school, Dr. Jones worked in private veterinary practices in Syracuse, NY; Aiken, SC; and Barnwell, SC.
After 7 years in private practice, she entered a residency program at Auburn University to become a board-certified veterinary radiologist. During her residency program, she rediscovered her interest in research and went on to earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Studies from Auburn University. Her research currently focuses on diagnostic imaging applications in natural animal and experimental animal models. Dr. Jones maintains connections with the Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine as an Adjunct Professor. Her role as the Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, allows her to stay current in the field of veterinary radiology and provide valuable insights into scientific writing for students. Dr. Jones enjoys hiking; bird watching; traveling; and spending family time with her husband Bob, and dog Ellie.
Jones lab team, Spring 2022
Left to right: Shelby Reback, Molly Loucy, Leah Stokes, Cerano Harrison, Faith Shupard, Emma White, Dr. Jeryl Jones
Emma White is an undergraduate research student pursuing a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences with an additional minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. She is currently applying to vet school with career goals to work as a veterinarian that treats small animals and exotic species. Outside of class, Emma works as an intern at Palmetto Equine in Townville, SC and hopes to pick up horseback riding this semester. She is also a biology tutor for the Women in Animal and Veterinary Sciences living learning community where she enjoys mentoring freshman students. Emma joined the team to learn more about diagnostic imaging and animal research and can’t wait to get involved!
Molly Loucy is an undergraduate research student. She is from Milton, Vermont. She is a sophomore Animal and Veterinary Sciences major, with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine. Molly is a member of the Pre-Vet Club and the Honors College. She joined the team in order to learn more about diagnostic imaging and to further her passion for veterinary medicine. She has a dog named Luna who is a certified therapy dog. Molly’s hobbies include skiing, listening to music, and hiking with her dog.
Shelby Reback is an undergraduate research student majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences with a Pre-vet/Science concentration. She aspires to attend veterinary school to become an emergency and critical care veterinarian. Outside of her school, Shelby works as a veterinary assistant during emergency hours at Magnolia Veterinary Hospital. Shelby also enjoys working with wildlife as a volunteer at Izzie's Pond. Shelby's hobbies include crocheting, camping, hiking, baking, and painting.
Cerano Harrison is from Ladson, SC. He graduated from The University of South Carolina Upstate in 2018, receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology. After brief stints in plant science and animal husbandry, he decided to further his education at Clemson University. As a PhD student, his current research focus is diagnostic imaging of keel bone damage in laying hens. When he isn’t immersed in the world of image analysis, you can find him cooking or flexing his green thumb, tending to his indoor garden.