George K. Littleton, Ph.D.
Graduate Faculty Trustee
Associate Professor, College of Medicine
Dr. George K. Littleton, a member since 2015, is an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM). From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Littleton served as Graduate Faculty Trustee.
Dr. Littleton began as an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, initially doing research on prostate metabolism.
His research over the past 15 years has focused on H. pylori’s effect on molecular mechanisms of gastric ulcer disease. He has co-authored more than 75 research publications and served as dean for research in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for nine years.
Since 1980, he has received over $38 million in institutional research funds and is a leader in obtaining external research funding at Howard University.
He is an active member of the Faculty Senate’s Research Committee and has participated in various critical initiatives including developing the Faculty Performance Evaluation System (FPES) and the Institutional Base Salaries (IBS) policy. He has served on the President’s Advisory Committee on Research, the Joint Academic Affairs/Health Affairs Research Advisory Committee, and chaired the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for over twenty years.
Early in his career, Dr. Littleton was a research associate in one of the country’s leading diabetes laboratories at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Littleton received his Ph.D. in Endocrinology from the University of Missouri.