Kelly Howell, Ph.D.

Kelly Howell, Ph.D.Kelly Howell, Ph.D., is an associate director at the SMA Foundation and supports project teams and coordination of research activities between pharmaceutical companies and research institutions. Howell has 15 years of research experience related to neurodevelopment and genetics. Prior to joining the SMA Foundation, she was an associate research scientist in the laboratory of Oliver Hobert at Columbia University. Howell’s postdoctoral studies focused on understanding how connections between neurons and muscles are regulated. She received her BS in biochemistry and molecular biology from Ursinus College and her Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania.