Michael A. Henson
Our research focuses on system-scale metabolic models with applications to microbial communities involved in human health and renewable biochemical production. We work with a number of experimental collaborators who generate in vitro and in vivo data for model development and validation with the goal of rationalizing, quantifying, predicting and manipulating microbial system behavior. We expect our integrated experimental-computational approach to generate new antibiotic treatment regimens for human infections and scalable technology for renewable bioproduction of fuels and chemicals.
Projects related to Models to Medicine theme include:
- Our current human health related research is focused on large-scale metabolic modeling of bacterial communities associated with cystic fibrosis lung infections, chronic wound skin infections and Clostridioides difficile gut infections.
- Our current renewable biochemical production research includes spatiotemporal metabolic modeling of engineered bacterial biofilm communities and large-scale gas fermentation reactors.
Learn more at www.ecs.umass.edu/che/henson_group/
- BS Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1985
- MS Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, 1988
- PhD Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992