Dr. Hendry received his B.A. (Biology) and M.S. (Physiology) degrees from Northeastern University. His doctoral degree (Biomedical Sciences) was granted from a consortium program that included the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Clark University, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he joined the faculty and established an independent research program in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 1992, he moved his research program to the Department of Biological Sciences at Wichita State University where he now serves as Professor and Chairperson.
His scientific focus and expertise is primarily biomedical in nature and focuses on hormone-dependent cancer, the now controversial phenomenon known as “endocrine disruption”, and the role of altered epigenetics (DNA methylation, microRNA expression) in those phenomena. He is now developing a novel patient “avatar” system targeted to human ovarian plus head-and-neck cancer.