Lindsey Howland


  • University of New England, 2013, BS in Exercise Science
  • University of Massachusetts, 2021, MS in Biological Science

Brief Biography:

I am originally from a small town in Massachusetts where I grew up on a farm. I attended the University of New England (UNE) for my undergraduate degree where I played Basketball and studied Applied Exercise Science. During my time at UNE, I was able to conduct research looking at the effects of acute altitude exposure on the human body. After undergrad I pursued a master’s degree in Biological Sciences, gaining further research experience. My master’s thesis looked at a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy linked mutation to a sarcomeric muscle protein. After my master’s I decided to continue my education and pursue a PhD. I first started at UMaine in 2021 as a biological science major, however this fall I decided to transfer into the GSBSE program where I will be working at UNE in Derek Molliver and Luis Queme’s lab. My research will be focusing on satellite glial cell signaling in the presence of pain and stress. After I complete my PhD I would love to work in industry while also being an adjunct professor on the side.


  • Halder SS, Rynkiewicz MJ, Creso JG, Sewanan LR, Howland L, Moore JR, Lehman W, Campbell SG. Mechanisms of pathogenicity in the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-associated TPM1 variant S215L. PNAS Nexus. 2023 Jan 21
  • Halder SS, Sewanan LR, Rynkiewicz MR, Howland L, Moore JR, Lehman W, Campbell SG, Investigating the effect of HCM-associated TPM1 mutation S215L on human engineered heart tissues. Biophys J. 2021 in press.