Dr Beverley Henley

Human Health Institute

Research Fellow

F5 Callan Building
(01) 7083840

Biography

Dr. Beverley Henley has recently moved from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and has taken up a position as a Research Fellow in the Human Health Institute, Maynooth University. At Caltech, Dr. Henley was in Prof. Henry Lester's group. This work involved digging into the molecular mechanisms of dopaminergic neurons, the population of neurons that die in Parkinson’s disease. This was done by looking at the full complement of RNA molecules (called the transcriptome) expressed in individual single cells. Prior to that Dr. Henley conducted postdoctoral work in the University of Seville Spain and undertook a Health Research Board funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Anatomy and Neuroscience department in University College Cork. During this time she won a prestigious Marie Curie travel award. Dr. Beverley Henley graduated with a BSc and PhD from Maynooth University.

Research Interests

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Deletion of lynx1 reduces the function of α6* nicotinic receptors'
Parker RL;O'Neill HC;Henley BM;Wageman CR;Drenan RM;Marks MJ;Miwa JM;Grady SR;Lester HA; (2017) 'Deletion of lynx1 reduces the function of α6* nicotinic receptors'. PLoS ONE, 12 (12) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Menthol Enhances Nicotine Reward-Related Behavior by Potentiating Nicotine-Induced Changes in nAChR Function, nAChR Upregulation, and DA Neuron Excitability'
Henderson BJ;Wall TR;Henley BM;Kim CH;McKinney S;Lester HA; (2017) 'Menthol Enhances Nicotine Reward-Related Behavior by Potentiating Nicotine-Induced Changes in nAChR Function, nAChR Upregulation, and DA Neuron Excitability'. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42 (12) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Reliable Identification of Living Dopaminergic Neurons in Midbrain Cultures Using RNA Sequencing and TH-promoter-driven eGFP Expression'
Henley BM;Cohen BN;Kim CH;Gold HD;Srinivasan R;McKinney S;Deshpande P;Lester HA; (2017) 'Reliable Identification of Living Dopaminergic Neurons in Midbrain Cultures Using RNA Sequencing and TH-promoter-driven eGFP Expression'. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (120) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Incubator embedded cell culture imaging system (EmSight) based on Fourier ptychographic microscopy'
Kim J;Henley BM;Kim CH;Lester HA;Yang C; (2016) 'Incubator embedded cell culture imaging system (EmSight) based on Fourier ptychographic microscopy'. Biomedical Optics Express, 7 (8) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Menthol Alone Upregulates Midbrain nAChRs, Alters nAChR Subtype Stoichiometry, Alters Dopamine Neuron Firing Frequency, and Prevents Nicotine Reward'
Henderson BJ;Wall TR;Henley BM;Kim CH;Nichols WA;Moaddel R;Xiao C;Lester HA; (2016) 'Menthol Alone Upregulates Midbrain nAChRs, Alters nAChR Subtype Stoichiometry, Alters Dopamine Neuron Firing Frequency, and Prevents Nicotine Reward'. Neuroscience, 36 (10) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Smoking-Relevant Nicotine Concentration Attenuates the Unfolded Protein Response in Dopaminergic Neurons'
Srinivasan R;Henley BM;Henderson BJ;Indersmitten T;Cohen BN;Kim CH;McKinney S;Deshpande P;Xiao C;Lester HA; (2016) 'Smoking-Relevant Nicotine Concentration Attenuates the Unfolded Protein Response in Dopaminergic Neurons'. Neuroscience, 36 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Transcriptional regulation by nicotine in dopaminergic neurons'
Henley BM;Williams BA;Srinivasan R;Cohen BN;Xiao C;Mackey ED;Wold BJ;Lester HA; (2013) 'Transcriptional regulation by nicotine in dopaminergic neurons'. Biochemical Pharmacology, 86 (8) [DOI] [Details]
2010 'The expression of neuroepithelial cell fate determinants in rat spinal cord development'
Henley BM;McDermott KW; (2010) 'The expression of neuroepithelial cell fate determinants in rat spinal cord development'. Journal Of Molecular Neuroscience : Mn, 42 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Implementations of a model of physical sorting'
Murphy, Niall and Naughton, Thomas J. and Woods, Damien and Henley, Beverley and McDermott, Kieran and Duffy, Elaine and van der Burgt, Peter J.M. and Woods, Niamh (2007) 'Implementations of a model of physical sorting'. International Journal of Unconventional Computing, 4 (1):3-12 [Details]