Michael Henry, PhD

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Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Pathology
Professor of Urology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 3210 MERF
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-7886

Education

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

Fellow, National Science Foundation
Fellow, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Education/Training Program Affiliations

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

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

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

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.