LaVell Henderson made important scientific and administrative contributions to nutritional science and biochemistry over a long and productive career. In particular, he contributed substantially to understanding of the metabolism of two vitamins, niacin and vitamin B-6, the amino acids tryptophan, lysine and hydroxylysine, and the elucidation of carnitine biosynthesis in mammalian cells.
He chaired the Departments of Biochemistry, St. Paul, at the University of Minnesota and Oklahoma State University. He was an active member of the American Institute of Nutrition over much of this career; he was elected a member of the AIN in 1958, a councilor in 1973 and president-elect in 1976, serving as president in 1977–1978. In 1970 he received the society’s Borden Award and was made a fellow of the society in 1986.
Biographical sketch: Swan, P.B. and Mehansho, H. (2003) "LaVell Merl Henderson (1917–1999)." J Nutr. 133:4067-4070 (PubMed)
The 8th LaVell M. Henderson
Nutritional Biochemistry Lectureship Series
This series is jointly sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and the Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Dr. Howard Towle
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota
"ChREBP: A Glucose-regulated Transcription Factor"
|Nov. 15, 2012|
Dr. Hector DeLuca
Professor Emeritus, Department od Biochemsitry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
|Vitamin D: Beyond Bones||FSCN|
|Dec. 14, 2011|
Dr. William Blaner
Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Columbia University
|Retinoid Storage and Signaling: Biology and Pathobiology in Liver and Pancreas||BMBB|
Dec. 7, 2010
Dr. Todd Klaenhammer
New Frontiers in Microes & Health
Oct. 7, 2009
Dr. Hei Sook Sul
Transcriptional Regulation of Lipogenic genes by insulin: the role of DNA-PK.
Nov 17, 2008
Dr. Jose M. Ordovas
Genome-guided nutrition: fact or fancy.
Oct. 10, 2007
Dr. Richard Hanson
Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase: the Joy of Thinking Outside the Box.
Dec. 6, 2006
Dr. Jesse Gregory
Better Vitamin Nutrition Through Stable Isotopes: Folate and Vitamin B6 in Human One-Carbon Metabolism.
Nov 16, 2005
Dr. Samuel W. Cushman
Cell Biology of Insulin Action on Glucose Transport.