U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Tel: 301-496-6031
Email: eric@helix.nih.gov

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  • Ph.D.Princeton University1980
  • M.A.Princeton University1978
  • B.S. and B.A.University of Rochester 1976

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    Eric Henry, Ph.D.

    Staff Scientist, Biophysical Chemistry SectionLaboratory of Chemical Physics
    • Biomedical Engineering/Biophysics/Physics
    • Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Biostatistics/Mathematics
    Research Summary/In Plain Language

    Research in Plain Language

    My lab studies how proteins alter their shapes. Long polypeptide chains make up proteins. We study how these chains fold to make a complex protein structure. We also examine how structural changes relate to the protein’s function.  Some studies investigate the basic physical principles involved in the folding process.  We also detect and measure changes in heme proteins. These proteins play a key role in binding oxygen to red blood cells.  We identified the motions of atoms involved in protein changes.  My lab has used time-resolved x-ray crystallography to visualize the motions of atoms directly.