Hope Henderson

Ph.D. Candidate


I earned my BA at Brown University, where I worked with Marc Tatar. After graduation, I worked as a technician in Anjana Rao's laboratory, first at Harvard Medical School, and then at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. I'm currently a PhD candidate in the Dillin lab, working under Suzy Wolff and in collaboration with Anu Suomalainen Wartiovaara. I am studying mitochondrial aging and DNA replication using the model organism C. elegans


Awards and Publications

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Seah NE, de Magalhaes Filho CD, Petrashen AP, Henderson HR, Laguer J, Gonzalez J, Dillin A, Hansen M, Lapierre LR.Autophagy. 2015 Dec 15:0.   Autophagy-mediated longevity is modulated by lipoprotein biogenesis.

Pastor, W.A., Huang, Y., Henderson, H.R., Agarwal, S., Rao A. 2012 The GLIB technique for genome-wide mapping of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine. Nature Protocols. 10: 1909-17.

W.A., Pape, U.J., Huang, Y., Henderson, H.R., Lister, R., Ko M., McLoughlin, E., Brudno, Y., Mahaparta, S., Kapranov, P., Tahiliani, M., Daley, G.Q., Liu, S.X., Ecker, J.R., Milos, P., Rao, A., Agarwal, S. 2011. Genome-wide mapping of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in embryonic stem cells. Nature. 473: 384-397. 

Sajid, W., Kulahin, N., Schluckebier, G., Ribel, U., Henderson, H.R., Tatar, M., Hansen, B.F., Svendsen, A.M., Kiselyov, V.V., Norgaard, P., Wahlund, P.O., Brandt, J., Kohanski, R.A., Andersen , A.S., and De Meyts, P. 2010. Structural and biological properties of the Drosophila insulin-like peptide 5 show evolutionary conservation. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286(1):661-73.

Fishman J., O'Dwyer P., Lu H.L., Henderson H., Asch D.A., Casarett D.J. 2009. Race, treatment preferences, and hospice enrollment: eligibility criteria may exclude patients with the greatest needs for care. Cancer. 115(3):689-97.

Finlay E., Lu H.L., Henderson H., O'Dwyer P.J., Casarett D.J. 2009. Do phase 1 patients have greater needs for palliative care compared with other cancer patients? Cancer.115(2): 446-53.