Jill Humston, PhD

Position title: Chemistry and Honors Chemistry Teacher, City High School, Iowa City, IA

Email: jlhumston@gmail.com

Phone: Advisor: Dr. James Ervasti

Graduation: 05/2007

Jill Humston

Alumni News

  • Jill and her family moved to Iowa City, IA in August 2016 where she took a position teaching chemistry for the Iowa City Community School District. In the summer, Jill has also taught as a community college adjunct instructor, as well as for the National Scholars Institute at the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center.
  • Prior to this, Jill taught middle and high school science (7th grade life science, 8th grade earth/space science, and junior year chemistry) in the Hudson Community School District in Hudson, IA.


  • Prins KW, Humston JL, Mehta A, Tate V, Ralston E, and Ervasti JM (2009).Dystrophin is a microtubule-associated protein. J Cell Biol. 186:363-369. Epub 2009 Aug 3. PMCID: PMC2728405
  • Rybakova IN, Humston JL, Sonnemann KJ and Ervast JM (2006). Dystropin and utrophin bind actin through distinct modes of contact. J Biol Chem. 281:9996-1001 PMID 16478721