Jacqueline Howells

Jacqueline Howells

Biography

B.S., University of California - Berkeley
Advisors: Marc Tatar and Karla Kaun

Research Interests: I am currently investigating the role of innate immunity in the pathogenesis of tau mediated neurodegenerative disease. While tau pathology has been investigated for decades, the mechanisms which underlie the process of aberrant tau inducing changes in neuronal anatomy, morphology, and function resulting in behavioral impairment are poorly understood. My goal is to elucidate key components of pathways leading to tau pathology and neurodegenerative disease in the hopes of finding therapeutic targets.