Alan Howe, Ph.D.
Alan Howe, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, has been appointed to serve as associate director of cancer research, training and education coordination for the University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMCC) .
As associate director, Howe will help oversee cancer-related educational and career development opportunities spanning from high school to undergraduates, to graduate and medical students, to junior faculty. Howe will join the UVMCC senior leadership team and will coordinate programs that support the development of future cancer scientists and practitioners.
Howe received his B.S. in biochemistry at the University of New Hampshire in 1990, his Ph.D. in tumor cell biology from Northwestern University in 1996, and postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology with a secondary appointment in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.
Howe has been a member of UVM’s Cell, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program for nearly twenty years and is a full member of the UVM Cancer Center's Cancer Host and Environment research program. Howe’s research, consistently funded over his 20 years at UVM, focuses on how cells interpret their microenvironment to control their shape and movement.