Dr Patrice Jones is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Genetics, Epigenetics and Exercise group at the Institute for Health and Sport (IHeS)
Patrice's research interests are in examining biological differences in exercise responses and related epigenetic and metabolic processes. Her current work focuses on examining the effects of gender affirming hormone therapies on physiological and molecular measures of muscle health and performance in trans individuals. This work aims to advance our understanding of the functional impacts of GAHT and inform evidence-based exercise programs and guidelines aimed at improving physical activity in trans Australians
Patrice completed her PhD in the area of nutrigenomics in 2020, at the University of Newcastle, and also undertook a predoctoral training fellowship at NIEHS/NIH (USA) in 2019 exploring the molecular effects of sex hormones in breast tissue. She has published 20 manuscripts (9 as lead author and 5 as second author), and two editorial letters (1 as lead author, 1 as second author).