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Tufts University School of Medicine

Gareth Howell

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Programs: Genetics
Laboratory: North 2170

Gareth Howell

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Programs: Genetics
Laboratory: North 2170

Phone 207-288-6572
Lab phone: 207-288-6238
Office: North 2095
Campus: JAX - Bar Harbor, Maine

Education

  • BS, Molecular Biology, University of Manchester
  • PhD, Genomics, The Wellcome Trust, Sanger Institute
  • Postdoctoral Training, The Jackson Laboratory; University of Sheffield

Research synopsis

We apply genetics and genomics approaches to identify fundamental processes involved in the initiation and early propagation of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, focusing on Alzheimer's disease, non-Alzheimer's dementia and glaucoma. Understanding these processes provides the greatest opportunity of therapeutic intervention. We are particularly interested in the role of non-neuronal cells including astrocytes, monocyte-derived cells (such as microglia), endothelial cells and pericytes.