Research Assistant: Biochemistry-Biophysics of Ion ChannelsSemester Course

Research Assistant: Biochemistry-Biophysics of Ion Channels
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Elective Course
Spring semester

This Research Assistantship is based at Stockholm University’s Research Institution and Department: Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics. This research group is interested in electrical signaling through brain proteins, including its alteration by drugs such as alcohol and anesthetics. They use electrical recordings, structural biology, and molecular simulations to investigate the structure-function basis of drug action.

As a Research Assistant, you can advance your knowledge within the natural or health sciences. Matched with a Stockholm-based research institution and a mentor, you participate in existing research and spend on average 20 hours per week developing your clinical or laboratory skills. You should have an interest in multidisciplinary collaboration and communication, particularly at the interface of laboratory and computational methods.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Neuroscience, Public Health


Rebecca (Reba) Howard

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Dr. Rebecca (Reba) Howard completed bachelors and doctoral degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Pomona College and the University of California, San Francisco in addition to a NIH-NIAAA post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Skidmore College. She has managed a team conducting biochemistry and electrophysiology experiments as well as molecular simulations to investigate the structure and function of ion channels at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm since 2016. Howard’s recent work includes first-author publications in PNAS, Nature Communications, Cell Reports, etc., and invited talks at the Biophysical Society, International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism, TEDx, and other institutions. With DIS Stockholm since 2018.