GS3 Speakers

Prof Jeffrey Henderson

Jeffery Henderson, past Gender Summit speaker

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, Center for Women's Infectious Diseases Research, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, USA.

Jeffrey Henderson is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology at the Center for Women's Infectious Diseases Research and is in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a physician-scientist, Burroughs Wellcome Foundation career awardee, and a past trainee of the Building Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program. His laboratory uses interdisciplinary approaches to better understand Gram-negative virulence with a focus on urinary tract infections. These studies seek to identify diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for urinary tract infections in a post-antibiotic era using approaches from epidemiology, mathematics, microbiology, and biochemistry.  

Professor Henderson spoke about the relevance of the gender dimension in basic and applied research leading to the development of successful preventions and therapies for bacterial infections that are particularly common in women, such as recurrent urinary tract infections at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013.