Henry featured on Maine Public discussing the growth of biomedical research in Maine

Clarissa Henry, professor of biological sciences and director of Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering at the University of Maine, was featured in Maine Public’s show Maine Calling discussing the growth of biomedical research and education in Maine.

Henry researches cell and molecular biology of segmentation and muscle development in zebrafish. The goal of her lab is to elucidate the signaling networks that underlie muscle morphogenesis. She also is the principal investigator for a $11.3 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focusing on research about the mechanisms that regulate cellular behavior in response to cues from outside the cells, from the impact of persistent viral infections on cell systems to the mechanisms that lead to muscle cell development. 

The “Maine Calling” segment also will feature MDI Biological Laboratory President Hermann Haller and experts from Northeastern University’s Roux Institute, Maine Health and private enterprises. 

The recording of the show is available here.