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Jeffrey Henderson

Jeffrey Henderson, MD, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Departments of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Molecular Microbiology and Center for Women’s Infectious Diseases (cWIDR) at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, MO.  Dr. Henderson holds leadership roles with the Biochemistry Program and Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Programs.  His research area of interest includes pathophysiology of enteric Gram-negative infections with a special focus on pathogenic interactions with transition metals.


Dr. Henderson holds board certifications in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. He received a bachelor of science, with honors, in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, his medical degree and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.  His postgraduate training included an Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University. He is an NIH principal investigator, co-investigator, and collaborator on multiple infectious diseases research projects involving translation between basic and clinical research. He has published over forty peer-reviewed studies and served as a reviewer for multiple journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., PLoS Pathogens, ACS Infectious Diseases, Infection and Immunity, and Journal of Bacteriology.  Dr. Henderson has been an invited lecturer at the National Institutes of Health, Gordon Research Conferences, and medical grand rounds. His professional affiliations include the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society for Microbiology, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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