About Us

Our lab is fascinated by the question of how small molecules like proteins, lipids and nucleotides self-assemble into cells and tissues that are thousands and millions of times large than molecular dimensions. How do the molecules know where they are, and whether the structures that they have made are the right size and shape? By using highly sensitive techniques to visualize and manipulate individual biological molecules, we are trying to understand the interaction rules that allow molecules to work together to form highly organized and dynamic cellular structures.


Our main research focus includes: 

Principal Investigator

Jonathon Howard, BS, PhD

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