Welcome to the Howard lab! We work on motor proteins and the cytoskeleton and how they organize, shape and move cells. We are a highly interdisciplinary group with biologists, physicists, chemists and engineers. By combining optical, mechanical and biochemical experiments with theory and computation we are trying to understand how motor proteins and microtubules function as molecular machines and how they contribute to such cell biological processes as mitosis, ciliary and flagellar motility, mechanosensing and the morphogenesis of neurons.
We have positions available for postdocs, PhD students and undergraduates!