Brandon Henderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Marshall University

Brandon Henderson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He also serves as the coordinator for the Neuroscience and Developmental Biology Research Cluster in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Henderson received a B.S. (with distinction) in chemistry at The Ohio State University. There he started research, initially as an analytical chemist in the lab of Dr. John Olesik. He then received his PhD in pharmacology at The Ohio State University in the lab of Dr. Dennis McKay. He continued his development as a NIDA-NIH postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology in the lab of Dr. Henry Lester. Prior to joining the faculty at Marshall University, Henderson trained as a visiting postdoctoral fellow at Yale University under Dr. Nii Addy and Dr. Marina Picciotto. In addition to his duties at Marshall University, Henderson is one of two co-chairs for the Basic Science Network in the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Henderson’s research focuses on the study of how drugs of abuse alter brain circuits to trigger addictive behavior.