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Lee Henry

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Biography

I primarily grew up in San Bernardino, California, just to the East of Los Angeles.  I studied Biochemistry and Chemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara where for a few years I was eager to pursue graduate work in Chemistry.  I got over this desire however and continued on into graduate school at Harvard University in Developmental Biology.  I did my thesis work in Doug Melton’s group and studied how embryonic germ layers are formed using the frog Xenopus laevis as a model system.  I moved on to Cold Spring Harbor where as a fellow I studied the regulation of gene expression in murine taste buds.  In 2007 I came to the Janelia Research Campus where I am currently investigating the transcriptional control of gene expression in the brains of mice and flies.