Karra A. Jones, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5244-A Roy Carver Pavilion
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242


BS, Chemistry, Emory University
PhD, Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kansas School of Medicine
MD, Medical Degree, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Resident, Anatomic Pathology, University of California, San Diego
Fellow, Neuropathology, University of California, San Diego

Licensure and Certifications

State of Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine
Board Certified in Combined Anatomic Pathology/Neuropathology - American Board of Pathology
California Medical License - The Medical Board of California


Decker, M. J., Jones, K. A., Keating, G. L. & Rye, D. B. (2017). Postnatal hypoxia evokes persistent changes within the male rat’s dopaminergic system. Sleep and Breathing, 1–8. PMID: 28828549.

Delfanti, R. L., Piccioni, D. E., Handwerker, J., Bahrami, N., Krishnan, A., Karunamuni, R., Hattangadi-Gluth, J. A., Seibert, T. M., Srikant, A., Jones, K. A., Snyder, V. A., Dale, A. M., White, N. S., McDonald, C. R. & Farid, N. (2017). Imaging correlates for the 2016 update on WHO classification of grade II/III gliomas: implications for IDH, 1p/19q and ATRX status. Journal of Neuro-oncology. PMID: 28871469.

Mirsadraei, L., Hodkoff, A., Jones, K., Shabaik, A., Kader, A Karim,, Saenz, C. C., Montironi, R., Tacha, D. E., Fadare, O. & Hansel, D. E. (2017). Serous Carcinoma Mimicking Primary Urothelial Carcinoma on Clinical Evaluation and Pathology: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. PMID: 28795841.

Monga, V., Jones, K. & Chang, S. (2017). Clinical Relevance of Molecular Markers in Gliomas. Revista Medica Clinica Las Condes, 28(3), 343-351.

Decker, M. J., Jones, K., Keating, G. L., Damato, E. G. & Darrah, R. (2016). Maternal dietary supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids confers neuroprotection to the newborn against hypoxia-induced dopamine dysfunction. Sleep Science, 9(2), 94–99. PMID: 27656273.

van Vugt, V. A., Kesari, A., Muller, K. A., Carter, B., Vandenberg, S. R. & Kesari, S. (2016). A 22-Year Old Woman with Right Eyelid Swelling. Brain Pathology, 26(3), 425–426. PMID: 27111386.

Adams, S. R., Yang, H. C., Savariar, E. N., Aguilera, J., Crisp, J. L., Jones, K. A., Whitney, M. A., Lippman, S. M., Cohen, E. E., Tsien, R. Y. & others, (2016). Anti-tubulin drugs conjugated to anti-ErbB antibodies selectively radiosensitize. Nature communications, 7. PMID: 27698471.

Jones, K. A., Gilder, A. S., Lam, M. S., Du, N., Banki, M. A., Merati, A., Pizzo, D. P., VandenBerg, S. R. & Gonias, S. L. (2016). Selective coexpression of VEGF receptor 2 in EGFRvIII-positive glioblastoma cells prevents cellular senescence and contributes to their aggressive nature. Neuro-oncology, 18(5), 667-78. PMID: 26420897.

Snyder, V., Amaro, D., Thung, I. & Jones, K. (2016). Molecularly-Defined Secondary and" Stealth" Glioblastomas: An Institutional Experience. In JOURNAL OF NEUROPATHOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY. (Vols. 75). (6), pp. 607–607.

Santiago-Dieppa, D. R., Zhou, T., Jones, K. A., Gabel, B. C., Chen, J. Y., Hansen, L. & others, (2016). Intracranial Rhabdomyoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Cureus, 8(4). PMID: 27335706.

Hu, J., Muller, K. A., Furnari, F. B., Cavenee, W. K., VandenBerg, S. R. & Gonias, S. L. (2015). Neutralizing the EGF receptor in glioblastoma cells stimulates cell migration by activating uPAR-initiated cell signaling. Oncogene, 34(31), 4078-88. PMID: 25347738.

Buckel, L., Savariar, E. N., Crisp, J. L., Jones, K. A., Hicks, A. M., Scanderbeg, D. J., Nguyen, Q. T., Sicklick, J. K., Lowy, A. M., Tsien, R. Y. & Advani, S. J. (2015). Tumor radiosensitization by monomethyl auristatin E: mechanism of action and targeted delivery. Cancer research, 75(7), 1376-87. PMID: 25681274.

Gilder, A. S., Jones, K. A., Hu, J., Wang, L., Chen, C. C., Carter, B. S. & Gonias, S. L. (2015). Soluble Urokinase Receptor Is Released Selectively by Glioblastoma Cells That Express Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Variant III and Promotes Tumor Cell Migration and Invasion. The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(24), 14798-809. PMID: 25837250.

Lai, G., Muller, K. A., Carter, B. S. & Chen, C. C. (2015). Arteriovenous malformation within an isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 mutated anaplastic oligodendroglioma. Surgical neurology international, 6(Suppl 9), S295-9. PMID: 26167373.

Kobalka, P. J., Abboud, J. P., Liao, X., Jones, K., Lee, B. W., Korn, B. S., Kikkawa, D. O. & Lin, J. H. (2015). p16INK4A expression is frequently increased in periorbital and ocular squamous lesions. Diagnostic pathology, 10, 175. PMID: 26400483.

Muller, K., Lin, J. H. (2014). Orbital granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener granulomatosis): clinical and pathologic findings. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, 138(8), 1110-4. PMID: 25076302.

Farid, N., Almeida-Freitas, D. B., White, N. S., McDonald, C. R., Kuperman, J. M., Almutairi, A. A., Muller, K. A., VandenBerg, S. R., Kesari, S. & Dale, A. M. (2014). Combining diffusion and perfusion differentiates tumor from bevacizumab-related imaging abnormality (bria). Journal of neuro-oncology, 120(3), 539-46. PMID: 25135423.

Gonda, D. D., Cheung, V. J., Muller, K. A., Goyal, A., Carter, B. S. & Chen, C. C. (2014). The Cancer Genome Atlas expression profiles of low-grade gliomas. Neurosurgical focus, 36(4), E23. PMID: 24812719.

Hesselink, J. R., Barkovich, M. J., Seibert, T. M., Farid, N., Muller, K. A., Murphy, K. T. & Kesari, S. (2014). Bevacizumab: radiation combination produces restricted diffusion on brain MRI. CNS oncology, 3(5), 329-35. PMID: 25363005.

Steinberg, J. A., Gonda, D. D., Muller, K. & Ciacci, J. D. (2014). Endometriosis of the conus medullaris causing cyclic radiculopathy: Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 21(5), 799–804.

Steinberg, J. A., Gonda, D. D., Muller, K. & Ciacci, J. D. (2014). Endometriosis of the conus medullaris causing cyclic radiculopathy. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine, 21(5), 799-804. PMID: 25192376.

Farid, N., Almeida-Freitas, D. B., White, N. S., McDonald, C. R., Muller, K. A., Vandenberg, S. R., Kesari, S. & Dale, A. M. (2013). Restriction-Spectrum Imaging of Bevacizumab-Related Necrosis in a Patient with GBM. Frontiers in oncology, 3, 258. PMID: 24137566.

Muller, K., Farid, N., White, N., McDonald, C., Pizzo, D., Furnari, F., Dale, A. & VandenBerg, S. (2013). Pre-and Post-Bevacizumab Glioblastoma Histopathology, Biomarkers and Imaging: An Autopsy Study. In JOURNAL OF NEUROPATHOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY. (Vols. 72). (6), pp. 566–566.

Muller, K., Chen, J., Hoi, U. & Hansen, L. (2013). Trigeminal Nerve Neuromuscular Choristoma Versus Rhabdomyoma. In JOURNAL OF NEUROPATHOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY. (Vols. 72). (6), pp. 591–591.

Muller, K., Liverman, C. & Newell, K. (2010). Alzheimer Neuropathological Changes in Brains From Subjects With Diabetes Mellitus: A Clinicopathological Study. In JOURNAL OF NEUROPATHOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY. (Vols. 69). (5), pp. 531–532.

Muller, K. A., Ryals, J. M., Feldman, E. L. & Wright, D. E. (2008). Abnormal muscle spindle innervation and large-fiber neuropathy in diabetic mice. Diabetes, 57(6), 1693-701. PMID: 18362211.

Levant, B., Ozias, M. K., Jones, K. A. & Carlson, S. E. (2006). Differential effects of modulation of docosahexaenoic acid content during development in specific regions of rat brain. Lipids, 41(5), 407-14. PMID: 16933785.

Decker, M. J., Jones, K. A., Solomon, I. G., Keating, G. L. & Rye, D. B. (2005). Reduced extracellular dopamine and increased responsiveness to novelty: neurochemical and behavioral sequelae of intermittent hypoxia. Sleep, 28(2), 169-76. PMID: 16171240.