Physiology

Michael Henry, PhD

Portrait

Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Associate Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 6-510 BSB
Iowa City, IA 52242

Email: michael-henry@uiowa.edu
Web: Departmental Profile
Web: Henry Lab

Education

BS, Genetics, University of Georgia
PhD, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics PhD
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine
Medical Scientist Training Program

Research Summary

The long term research goals of my laboratory are to understand the molecular and cellular basis of prostate cancer progression and metastasis in order to develop new methods for the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Current efforts are focused on the role of a cell-matrix receptor dystroglycan and epithelial-mesenchymal transition in this process. We approach this problem using both cell-based and animal models of disease progression. Emerging interests include how physiological and environmental components interact with central genetic pathways related to disease progression.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Cardiovascular Research Center
Center for Gene Therapy of Cystic Fibrosis and other Genetic Diseases
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Date Last Modified: 07/31/2013 - 10:51:40