New JAX Professor

BAR HARBOR — Gareth R. Howell, Ph.D., a neurobiologist whose work at The Jackson Laboratory has contributed to major breakthroughs in the understanding of glaucoma, has been promoted to assistant professor.

In his new lab, Howell will study mechanisms of dementias including Alzheimer’s disease and continue his research in glaucoma.

Dr. Howell has worked as a research scientist in the laboratory of Jackson Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator Simon John since 2005. Earlier this year, Dr. Howell and colleagues reported that a single, targeted X-ray treatment of an individual eye in young, glaucoma-prone mice provided that eye with apparently life-long and typically complete protection from glaucoma.

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