James (Jay) Henderson, PhD, is an associate professor of biomedical and chemical engineering at Syracuse University. His training in mechanical engineering was performed at Rice University (BS) and Stanford University (MS, PhD), where he was a dual Hertz Fellow/Burt and Deedee McMurtry Stanford Graduate Fellow. He performed postdoctoral training in the departments of Biology and Orthopaedics at Case Western Reserve University as an Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Having joined the faculty of Syracuse University in 2008, Dr. Henderson’s lab focuses on the study and application of mechanobiology. His lab has pioneered development of shape-memory polymers that can change shape or stiffness with attached and viable cells. Dr. Henderson is a faculty member of the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute and of the SUNY Upstate Medical University Cancer Research Institute and holds an adjunct position in the Syracuse University Department of Biology. He received the New Investigator Recognition Award at the Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies in 2007, the Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Excellence Award in 2010, and the DARPA Young Faculty Award in the class of 2012.
2015, CAREER Award, National Science Foundation