Dr. Henderson, Professor, received his B.A. in Biology and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Henderson joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 1987 as an Assistant Professor, served for three years as Associated Professor, and was promoted to Professor in 1996. In addition to his academic pursuits in science and education Dr. Henderson teaches, promotes and practices entrepreneurship in all facets of life. He founded BioForce Nanosciences, Inc., in 1994 and Creodyne, llc in 2008. He co-founded Hello Holdings, Inc. (Griffle TV, Griffle Games) in 2006. Henderson is a performing musician, fiction writer and gadget freak.
We are interested in the interface between biology and nanotechnology. This has recently been labeled either bionanotechnology or synthetic biology. The label is of no importance. What is important is that 3.6 billion years of biological evolution has resulted in fantastic developments that are the stuff of which the dreams of nanotechnology is made. The challenge is to understand and, in a practical fashion, transfer these insights to the emerging field of nanotechnology so that the wheel (and eyeball, nose, etc. ) need not be invented twice. This is no small challenge. We have created a few tools that will facilitate this effort and a portion of my time is spent determining how best to provide these tools to researchers. A conclusion I have drawn is that a commercial enterprise accomplishes this and also provides an avenue (in theory) by which future developments may be funded and manifest. This theory is far from proven, however.
3114 Molecular Biology
Ames, IA 50011-3260
B.A., UCLA, 1979
Ph.D., UCLA, 1984
- Mathur, D. and Henderson, E. 2013. Complex DNA Nanostructures from Oligonucleotide Ensembles, ACS Synthetic Biology, 2(4), 180-185.
- Radke, K. M., Nettikadan, Johnson, J. C., Vengasandra, S. G. and Henderson, E.. 2004. ViriChip enhances RT-PCR in biological fluids and environmental samples. Analytical Biochemistry 330(2) 350-352.
- Lynch, M., Mosher, C., Huff, J., Nettikadan, S., Johnson, J., and Henderson, E.. 2004. Functional protein nanoarrays for biomarker profiling. Proteomics 6 (4), 1695-1702.
- Johnson, J. C., Nettikadan, S. R., Vengasandra, S. G. and Henderson, E.. 2004. Analysis of solid-phase immobilized antibodies by atomic force microscopy. J. Biochem. Biophys. Meth. 59 (2) 167-180.
- Xu, J., Lynch, M., Huff, J., Mosher, C., Ding, G., and Henderson, E.. 2003. Microfabricated quill-type deposition tools for the creations of biological micro/nano arrays. Biomedical Microdevices (2) (In press).
- Nettikadan, S. R., Johnson, J. C., Vengasandra, S. G., Muys, J. and Henderson, E.. 2003. ViriChip: A solid phase assay for detection and identification of viruses by AFM. Nanotechnology 15, 383-389.
- Nettikadan, S. R., Johnson, J. C., Mosher, C., and Henderson, E.. 2003. Virus particle detection by solid phase immunocapture and atomic force microscopy. Biophys. Biochem. Res. Comm. 311(2) 540-545.