Dr. LaRhee Henderson

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: 212 Cline Hall

LaRhee Henderson is an associate professor of Chemistry and chair of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. She grew up on a small rural town in northwest Iowa and received her BS with a major in Chemistry from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

She then studied alanine racemase and received her PhD from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. Professor Henderson's postdoctoral research focused on carnitine metabolism and was conducted at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. As a research associate at Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, she isolated and characterized estradiol dehydrogenase.

Professor Henderson has been a professor in the Chemistry department at Drake since 1983. She teaches general chemistry, biochemistry, advanced biochemistry, introduction to molecular sciences and professional development. Her research experience has been in enzymology and biochemical education.

ArtSci News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.