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Dr

Jason Howitt

Honorary
Florey Department Of Neuroscience And Mental Health
Brain development
Parkinson's disease
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
membrane proteins
humans
carrier proteins
biochemistry & molecular biology
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Dr

Jason Howitt

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Neurodegenerative disorders
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Dr

Jason Howitt

 

Dr Howitt is a neurobiologist studying biochemical pathways in brain development and disease. His research has identified important pathways for the trafficking of metals in the brain and how failure of these systems can contribute to Parkinson’s disease.

More recently he has identified an important role for the tumour suppressor protein PTEN in the regulation of brain size during development. This research has important implications for understanding autism. Dr Howitt’s career includes positions at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York and Imperial College London. He currently heads the Protein Trafficking and Signalling laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2006

NHMRC Howard Florey Centenary Fellow


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Positions


Honorary

Florey Department Of Neuroscience And Mental Health

Education


Biochemistry

Swinburne University of Technology

Biochemistry

Swinburne University of Technology