Gareth Howell, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine



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



Campus: The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME
Office: North 2095
Laboratory: North 2170

Contact Information

Office Phone: 207-288-6572
Lab Phone: 207-288-6238
E-mail   Send an e-mail 


Graduate Programs



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.


Lab Members

Kate Foley, PhD Student in Genetics - JAX Track Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Qiming Wang, PhD Student in Genetics - JAX Track Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development