Thomas R. Hougard

UMN MSTP student Thomas Hougard


Entering Class: 2020

University of Minnesota
Biochemistry major, Computer Science minor
B.S., 2017


Thesis Advisor: Michael Farrar, Ph.D.


Thesis Research

Role of regulatory T cells in Alzheimer's Disease.


For work prior to the UMN MSTP:

Hsu SY, Perusse D, Hougard T, Smanski MJ. Semisynthesis of the Neuroprotective Metabolite, Serofendic Acid. ACS Synth Biol. 2019 Oct 18;8(10):2397-2403. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00261. Epub 2019 Sep 17. PMID: 31487457

Filippakis H, Belaid A, Siroky B, Wu C, Alesi N, Hougard T, Nijmeh J, Lam HC, Henske EP. Vps34-mediated macropinocytosis in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex 2-deficient cells supports tumorigenesis. Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 21;8(1):14161. PMCID: PMC6155086

Nima MK, Hougard T, Hossain ME, Kibria MG, Mohon AN, Johora FT, Rahman R, Haque R, Alam MS. Case Report: A Case of Plasmodium falciparum hrp2 and hrp3 Gene Mutation in Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Oct;97(4):1155-1158. PMCID: PMC5637591

Kennedy JC, Khabibullin D, Hougard T, Nijmeh J, Shi W, Henske EP. Loss of FLCN inhibits canonical WNT signaling via TFE3. Hum Mol Genet. 2019 Oct 1;28(19):3270-3281.