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Overview of Laboratory of Bill Hendey, PhD

The inflammatory response plays a vital role in the destruction of invading organisms but can also cause damage to surrounding tissues. We examine how the inflammatory response of neutrophils, a white blood cell that is one of the first responders to infection and inflammation, is shut down by Fas, a receptor that triggers apoptosis or programmed cell death of the neutrophil. For more information and to see a list of laboratory members, click on the "More" link below.

Significant Findings from the Hendey Laboratory

  • Our data indicates that early steps in the Fas initiated apoptotic process might limit inflammation by impairing neutrophil adhesion and migration.
  • In collabortive work with Dr. Carvey, we have found that markers for angiogenic (blood vessel) growth correlate with leaky blood vessels at sites of inflammation in the brains of animal models of Parkinson's disease.

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Contact Dr. Hendey

Dr. Bill Hendey is director of the graduate program in pharmacology. For complete contact information for Dr. Napier, click on the "More" link below.