Unlisted - College or Universi , Genetics
Central South Univ, Xiang-Ya S , Genetics
Unlisted - College or Universi , Cell Biology
Central South Univ, Xiang-Ya S , Cell Biology
Graduate School
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (1990)

Research Interest

  • Axon Guidance, Synaptic development, Plasticity
  • Brain Development
  • Ephrin-Eph Bidirectional Signaling
  • Neuropathic Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Autism


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Epithelial dynamics of pancreatic branching morphogenesis.
Villasenor A, Chong DC, Henkemeyer M, Cleaver O Development 2010 Dec 137 24 4295-305
Dissociation of EphB2 signaling pathways mediating progenitor cell proliferation and tumor suppression.
Genander M, Halford MM, Xu NJ, Eriksson M, Yu Z, Qiu Z, Martling A, Greicius G, Thakar S, Catchpole T, Chumley MJ, Zdunek S, Wang C, Holm T, Goff SP, Pettersson S, Pestell RG, Henkemeyer M, Frisén J Cell 2009 Nov 139 4 679-92
Targeted mutation of EphB1 receptor prevents development of neuropathic hyperalgesia and physical dependence on morphine in mice.
Han Y, Song XS, Liu WT, Henkemeyer M, Song XJ Mol Pain 2008 4 60
EphB receptors regulate stem/progenitor cell proliferation, migration, and polarity during hippocampal neurogenesis.
Chumley MJ, Catchpole T, Silvany RE, Kernie SG, Henkemeyer M J. Neurosci. 2007 Dec 27 49 13481-90
Postsynaptic ephrinB3 promotes shaft glutamatergic synapse formation.
Aoto J, Ting P, Maghsoodi B, Xu N, Henkemeyer M, Chen L J. Neurosci. 2007 Jul 27 28 7508-19
EphB receptors coordinate migration and proliferation in the intestinal stem cell niche.
Holmberg J, Genander M, Halford MM, Annerén C, Sondell M, Chumley MJ, Silvany RE, Henkemeyer M, Frisén J Cell 2006 Jun 125 6 1151-63
Bidirectional signaling mediated by ephrin-B2 and EphB2 controls urorectal development.
Dravis C, Yokoyama N, Chumley MJ, Cowan CA, Silvany RE, Shay J, Baker LA, Henkemeyer M Dev. Biol. 2004 Jul 271 2 272-90
Ephrin-B2 reverse signaling is required for axon pathfinding and cardiac valve formation but not early vascular development.
Cowan CA, Yokoyama N, Saxena A, Chumley MJ, Silvany RE, Baker LA, Srivastava D, Henkemeyer M Dev. Biol. 2004 Jul 271 2 263-71
Repelling class discrimination: ephrin-A5 binds to and activates EphB2 receptor signaling.
Himanen JP, Chumley MJ, Lackmann M, Li C, Barton WA, Jeffrey PD, Vearing C, Geleick D, Feldheim DA, Boyd AW, Henkemeyer M, Nikolov DB Nat. Neurosci. 2004 May 7 5 501-9
Multiple EphB receptor tyrosine kinases shape dendritic spines in the hippocampus.
Henkemeyer M, Itkis OS, Ngo M, Hickmott PW, Ethell IM J. Cell Biol. 2003 Dec 163 6 1313-26

Honors & Awards

  • Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb postdoctoral fellowship
  • Medical Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company graduate student fellowship
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • National Cancer Institute predoctoral training grant