Howard Research Lab

Howard Research Lab

The research in our lab focuses on the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to investigate the structural and dynamic properties of membrane-bound molecules. Membrane proteins (which comprise 25-30% of all proteins) carry out many important biological functions including transport of material across membrane and acting as receptors. We are interested in developing and applying nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopic techniques to the study membrane associated proteins.

Lab Location

We are located on the second floor of the Chemistry and Biochemistry wing of the Science Center in SCI 283. Our research laboratory is named after Dr. Maxine Frank Singer, a noted biochemist, past president of the Carnegie Foundation and Swarthmore Class of 1952.

Lab Funding

We are very grateful for support from:

  • Swarthmore College
  • HHMI
  • NIH AREA grant 1998-2001
  • NSF CAREER award 2001-2006
  • Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar 2005-2010
  • Merck/AAAS USRP 2006-2009 Award
  • NIH AREA grant 2008-2011 (NIAID)
  • NIH AREA grant 2011-2014 (NIAID)