Jonathon Howard BSc, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Physics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramMolecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Neurobiology; Protein Folding and Dynamics; Structural Biology

Research Interests

Motor proteins and the cytoskeleton; Microtubule dynamics and motors; Cell motility; Mitosis; the Axoneme; Neuronal Morphology more...


  • B.S., Australian National Univ, 1979
  • Ph.D., Australian National Univ, 1983

Selected Publications

  • Howard J (2014) Quantitative cell biology: the essential role of theory. Mol Biol Cell. 25:3438-3440. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E14-02-0715. PMID: 25368416
  • Geyer VF, Jülicher F, Howard J, & Friedrich BM (2013). Cell-body rocking is a dominant mechanism for flagellar synchronization in a swimming alga. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA doi:10.1073/pnas.1300895110.
  • Zanic Z, Widlund PO, Hyman AA, Howard J. (2013) Synergy between XMAP215 and EB1 increases microtubule growth rates to physiological levels. Nat. Cell Biol. 15:688-693 (DOI: 10.1038/ncb2744)



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