Reba Howard

Rebecca J Howard, PhD

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I am a biochemist with a fascination for the brain. I conduct research to understand the molecular interactions between brain proteins and drugs that alter human behavior and experience.

If you are a Skidmore College student and are interested in working in my group, please view my research synopsis.

You can meet a few of our team members in our recent video profile from Skidmore's Scope Magazine.

Education

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) PhD, Chemical Biology - 2007

Pomona College BA cum laude, Chemistry - 2001

School for International Training Jaipur, India - 1999

Employment

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Skidmore College - 2012–present

Postdoctoral Fellow The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) - 2008–12

Instructor University of San Francisco - 2008

Resource Center Coordinator Science & Health Education Partnership - 2008

Programs Assistant UCSF Office of Career & Professional Development - 2008

Science Club Facilitator Triad Alliance for Gender Equity - 2001-3

Research Assistant University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - 2001

Honors

Faculty Development Grant Skidmore College - 2013

Enoch Gordis Research Award Research Society on Alcoholism - 2012

High Flyer Postdoctoral Award UT-Austin School of Biological Sciences - 2012

Travel Award Intl. Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) - 2012

Career Launch & Acceleration Workshop Award COACh - 2012

Travel Award National Postdoctoral Association - 2012

President's Young Investigator Award ISBRA - 2010

Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women UCSF - 2004

Ace Volunteer Awards Science & Health Education Partnership - 2002 & 2003

Brackett Prize in Chemistry Pomona College - 2001

Fellowships

Postdoctoral National Research Service Award NIAAA - 2011–2

Alcohol Research Fellowship UT-Austin School of Pharmacy - 2009–11

Predoctoral Fellowship American Heart Association - 2005–7

Graduate Research Fellowship National Science Foundation - 2002–5

Earl C. Anthony Graduate Fellowship UCSF - 2001–2

Invited Talks

University of New England Portland, ME - 2013

Science for Life Laboratory Stockholm, Sweden - 2013

Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience Brisbane, Australia - 2013

Albany Medical College (AMC) Albany, NY - 2012

Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden - 2011

Selected Conferences

Gage Conference on Ion Channels Symposium Talk, Canberra, Australia - 2013

Biophysical Society Platform Co-Chair, Philadelphia, PA - 2013

ISBRA Symposium Chair & Talk, Sapporo, Japan - 2012

Research Society on Alcoholism Symposium Talk, San Francisco, CA - 2012

American Chemical Society Symposium Talk, San Diego, CA - 2012

Biophysical Society Platform Talk, San Diego, CA - 2011

Society for Neuroscience Nanosymposium Chair & Talk, Washington, DC - 2011

Research Society on Alcoholism Symposium Talk, San Antonio, TX - 2010

World Molecular Engineering Network Talk, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico - 2006

Teaching

Biochemistry: Macromolecular Structure & Function Skidmore College - 2012–3

Biochemistry: Intermediary Metabolism Skidmore College - 2013

Chemical Principles Skidmore College - 2012–3

Microbiology Laboratory University of San Francisco - 2008

Animals Two By Two City Science Summer Institute - 2008

Macromolecular Crystallography American Crystallographic Assn. (TA) - 2006

Solids & Liquids City Science Summer Institute - 2002

Organic Chemistry Pomona College (TA) - 2000

General Chemistry Pomona College (TA) - 1998–9

Service

AMC Biomedical Sciences Club Career Symposium Speaker - 2013

SEE-Beyond Program Faculty Development Committee - 2012–present

Chemistry Safety Committee Faculty Member - 2012–present

Biological Sciences Postdoctoral Association Board Member - 2009–12

Institute for Neuroscience Associate Member Representative - 2010–1

Society for Neuroscience Capitol Hill Day Texas Representative - 2010

San Francisco Association for Women in Science Board Member - 2003–8

UCSF Women in Life Sciences Volunteer - 2001–6

Publications