Howard K. Motoike

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Room: M-Building, M-204
Phone: (718) 482-5940

Monday- Thursday  9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology, University of Miami School of Medicine
  • B.S. in Zoology/Chemistry, California State University—Long Beach

Areas of Expertise or Research

  • Structure and function of voltage-gated ion channels


Professor Howard Motoike is originally from Southern California, where he earned his B.S. in Zoology and Chemistry from the California State University—Long Beach. He then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he completed a dissertation on the extraction of junctional complexes from rabbit skeletal muscle. Professor Motoike continued his training as a postdoctoral associate at the Institute of Molecular Biophysics and Pharmacology, and also served as a visiting scientist at the University of Tokyo and later as a research faculty at Columbia University. He began his full-time academic career at LaGuardia in 2006, and has served on various committees at the college.

Dr. Motoike is currently the Deputy Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, the Course Coordinator for Human Anatomy and Physiology (SCB-203, SCB-204) and Vertebrate Evolution (SCB-165) and the Director of the E-312 Study Hall, a Federally funded tutoring center of primarily Health Science majors completing Human Anatomy and Physiology. He has also authored several original peer-reviewed research and pedagogical articles.