Dr. Karra Jones Delivers Talk at Neuromuscular Pathology Colloquium

Karra Jones, MD, PhD, was invited for the fourth year in a row to deliver a talk at the 8th Annual University of California, Irvine (UCI) Neuromuscular Pathology Colloquium on May 23rd, 2024, in Irvine, California. In her talk, titled “Muscle Pathology Across a Spectrum: Part 2,” she reviewed muscle biopsies displaying similar histopathologic findings, but ultimately with different diagnoses to show the varied spectrum of pathologic findings and muscle biopsy diagnoses. It built on the cases she presented last year in her talk, “Muscle Pathology Across a Spectrum: Part 1.” 

Other keynote speakers included: Werner Stenzel, MD, (Charité Hospital, Berlin, Germany), P. James Dyck, MD, (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota) and Chunyu “Hunter” Cai, MD, PhD, (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas). 

Karra Jones with group at Neuromuscular Pathology Colloquium
Left to right: Suur Biliciler, MD, Neurologist at UTHealth Houston; Namita Goyal, MD, Neurologist at UCI; Werner Stenzel, MD, PhD, Neuropathologist at Charite University Hospital in Berlin; Karra Jones, MD, PhD, Neuropathologist at Duke University; Chunyu (Hunter) Cai, MD, PhD, Neuropathologist at UT Southwestern; Tahseen Mozaffar, MD, Neurologist at UCI; P. James Dyck, MD, PhD, Neurologist at Mayo Clinic; Mari Perez-Rosendahl, MD, Neuropathologist at UCI; Ali Habib, MD, Neurologist at UCI; Justin Kwon, MD, Neurologist at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)/NIH

Jones is the medical director of Duke’s Electron Microscopy and Immunochemistry Laboratory. She also serves as section head of Muscle & Nerve Pathology; and as director of the Neuropathology Fellowship Program.

Slide from Dr. Jones’ presentation
Slide from Dr. Jones’ presentation showing three H&E-stained images of frozen skeletal muscle that contained nemaline rods and were diagnostic of distinct forms of nemaline myopathies.