Michael Henson Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Focus:
Aquatic Microbiology, Microbial ecology & evolution
HGS 351


2020                       Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago, Dr. Maureen Coleman

2019 - 2020          Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Southern California, Dr. J. Cameron Thrash

2014 - 2019          PhD, Louisiana State University, Dr. J. Cameron Thrash

2012 - 2014          MS, Central Michigan University, Dr. Deric Learman              

2011 - 2012          Student Contractor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Supervisor: Dr. Jorge Santo-Domingo

2010                       Intern, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Supervisor: Dr. Jorge Santo-Domingo

2007-2011            BA, Miami University


Selected Publications

Henson, M. W., Lanclos, V. C., Faircloth, B. C., & Thrash, J. C. (2018). Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate. The ISME journal, 12(7), 1846-1860

Henson, M. W., Pitre, D. M., Weckhorst, J. L., Lanclos, V. C., Webber, A. T., & Thrash, J. C. (2016). Artificial seawater media facilitate cultivating members of the microbial majority from the Gulf of Mexico. MSphere, 1(2), e00028-16.

Learman, D. R., Henson, M. W., Thrash, J. C., Temperton, B., Brannock, P. M., Santos, S. R., ... & Halanych, K. M. (2016). Biogeochemical and microbial variation across 5500 km of Antarctic surface sediment implicates organic matter as a driver of benthic community structure. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 284.