Karra A. Jones, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5244-A RCP
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, 52242
Phone: 319-384-8841


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


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

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. DOI: 10.1093/neuonc/nov243.

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. DOI: 10.1186/s13000-015-0396-8.

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. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M115.637488.

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. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-14-1931.

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. DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.159373.

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. DOI: 10.1038/onc.2014.336.

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. DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2013-0006-RS.

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. DOI: 10.1007/s11060-014-1583-2.

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.

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. DOI: 10.3171/2014.7.SPINE14117.

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. DOI: 10.2217/cns.14.35.

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. DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2013.00258.

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. DOI: 10.2337/db08-0022.

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.

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.