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Welcome to the Howard Lab

Neurophysiology of epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders

We are interested in studying the natural systems which shape and guide the processes of the natural world. Our long-term goal is to identify and characterize the scientific mechanisms specific to our principal areas of research. You can read on to find out more about these projects below.

New work published!

Our work on synaptic integration in Dravet syndrome has been published

in the Journal of Neuroscience:

Complex Synaptic and Intrinsic Interactions Disrupt Input/Output Functions in the Hippocampus of Scn1b Knock-Out Mice

Click here to see our other publications

In this laboratory, we believe:

Black lives matter. We do not tolerate discrimination or racism. We actively support the advancement of Black students and scientists.

Trans women are women, trans men are men, non-binary people are themselves.

Active advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion is part of our core values and necessary for the advancement of science and humanity.

Cell and circuit mechanisms of epilepsy

The overall goal of my research is to discover the causative cellular and neural circuit changes linking neurological disease mutations with cognitive deficits. 

For more information, see: Research

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Lab culture and philosophy

My lab is an open and inclusive environment. All members of the lab are dedicated to the advancement of science for the purposes of gaining knowledge and improving the human condition.

As important as our translational research is, we view training, mentorship, and teaching the scientific method and analytical thinking to be equally important. We actively work to decrease disparities in scientific education for women and underrepresented minorities.

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Contact Us

Department of Neurology
Center for Learning and Memory
Dell Medical School and University of Texas at Austin

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