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University of Colorado Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
 

Curtis J. Henry, Ph.D.

Research Instructor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Immunology and Geriatrics


 

Hometown:

Lamar, South Carolina

 

Education:

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
B.S. Molecular Biology & Chemistry Minor

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Ph.D. Immunology

Research:

Aging is the most important prognostic factor associated with the development of many cancers including leukemias mediated by the oncogene Bcr-Abl.  My research focuses on understanding how aging-associated increases in inflammation reduce hematopoietic progenitor cell fitness and subsequently promote leukemogenesis mediated by Bcr-Abl, Ras, and Myc oncoproteins.  Findings from these studies will reveal how the expression of an oncogene can correct or circumvent aging-associated defects in hematopoietic progenitor cells leading to the evolution of cancer.

 

Publications:

Link to Curtis' Publications  

Contact:

curtis.henry@ucdenver.edu