B.S., Biology from University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point - 2000M.S., Clinical Microbiology from
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - 2003Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology
from Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa - 2009Postdoctoral Research - Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD - 2012
I grew up in rural central Wisconsin, and my heart is there still. I love being outdoors, ranging from gardening to hiking. I am a Kukkiwon-certified, 7th-Dan Black Belt in Jidokwon Taekwondo, and regularly teach self-defense classes and Taekwondo classes. For those who have taken the CliftonStrengths analysis of your personality, I am one of the very rare “Woo” personalities in science. I am a Sci-Fi geek, a science nerd, and a rabid Packers fan. I experienced a set of severe illnesses in college caused by microbes, so I became very curious about what had made me so ill, igniting my interest in microbiology. My passion is microbiology and biochemistry, but also showing how complex, intertwined, and awe-inspiring Biology and Biochemistry really are in nature. My wife has a doctorate in Performance Piano and Pedagogy, and has a very successful private studio. We have been blessed with three wonderful children.
Henkel, J.S., Davis, J.D., and Farley, N.W. Anatomical and biochemical evidence for Treponema pallidum in a 19th to early twentieth century skeletal cadaver. Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology. 11 May 2020.
Henkel, J.S., Tepp, W.H., Przedpelski, A., Fritz,
R.B., Johnson, E.A., and Barbieri, J.T. Subunit Vaccine Efficacy against
Botulinum Neurotoxin Subtypes. 2011. Vaccine. Aug 9. PMID: 21839134
Henkel J.S., Baldwin M.R., Barbieri J.T. Toxins from bacteria. EXS. 2010;100:1-29. Review.
Henkel, J.S., Jacobson, M., Tepp, W., Pier, C.,
Johnson, E.A., Barbieri, J.T. Catalytic Properties of Botulinum neurotoxins
subtypes A3 and A4. Biochemistry.
Fang H, Luo W, Henkel J, Barbieri J, Green N. 2006. A
yeast assay probes the interaction between botulinum neurotoxin serotype B and
its SNARE substrate. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. May2;103(18):6958-63.
Meece J.K., Henkel J.S., Glaser L., Reed K.D. 2003.
Mosquito surveillance for West Nile virus in southeastern Wisconsin-2002. Clin
Med Res. Jan;1(1):37-42.
Reed K.D., Meece J.K., Henkel J.S., Shukla S.K. 2003.
Birds, migration and emerging zoonoses: West Nile virus, Lyme disease,
Influenza A and enteropathogens. Clin Med Res. Jan;1(1):5-12.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point: Tick-bourne
diseases in deer ticks from Nine-Mile State Forest, Wausau, WI
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: Detection
and surveillance of West Nile Virus in Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa: Biochemical
Characterization of Botulinum neurotoxin
Uniformed Services University of the Health
Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD: Chlamydia
trachomatis metabolism and small GTPase recruitment