Marshall scientist receives early career award in neuropharmacology

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Brandon J. Henderson, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named a 2022 recipient of the Division of Neuropharmacology Early Career Award by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

Henderson was recognized for his seminal and timely research on how flavorants in electronic cigarettes enhance reward for vaporized nicotine as well as his commitment to mentoring and public outreach.

Since joining the Marshall University faculty in 2017 and establishing his independent research group at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Henderson has authored or co-authored 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals and one book chapter. He has presented his work nationally in 20 invited talks and obtained three grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to date, including a R00, R21 and a R01, one of the most competitive grants issued by the NIH. Henderson serves as an associate editor for one journal, a reviewer for more than 20 journals, and has also been a member of eight NIH study sections.

Henderson is one of two recipients of the national award, which will be presented as part of the ASPET annual meeting in April.


Contact: Michele McKnight, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2022