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John Henson

Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology (1989)

Contact Information

West College (Old West) 2nd Floor


He teaches courses in cell biology, immunology, animal development, marine science, and health studies. His research program utilizes marine orgnisms as model experimental systems for studying basic aspects of cell structure and function, particularly how cells move, change shape, and divide.


  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1979
  • M.S., Florida State University, 1983
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019

BIOL 313 Cell Biology w/Lab
An introduction to the structure and function of cells, with emphasis on the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes. The course will involve discussion-oriented lectures and readings from the current literature. The laboratory will stress the discovery approach in applying state of the art techniques to cell biological experiments. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: One 200-level BIOL course. For Neuroscience majors only, prerequisite is 132 and PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.