Erin Henslee

Erin Henslee, PhD

Assistant Professor

Phone: 336.702.1963

Office: 455 Vine Street, Bldg 60 South, Room 4511

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PhD                        Biomedical Engineering (University of Surrey, UK)

Grad Cert.              Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Surrey, UK)

MSc                        Biomedical Engineering (Virginia Tech-Wake Forest, US)

BSc  Engineering Science & Mechanics (Virginia Tech, US)

BSc Mathematics (Virginia Tech, US)


The electrophysiologic properties of cells, measured through lab-on-a-chip assays , can be used to delineate how these properties relate to disease, drug resistance, circadian biology and cell patterning. I strive to find ways for engineering applications to complement, improve upon, or give new insights to existing lab-based measurement tools.

Additionally I am interested in the areas of sustainable practice of lab-based research, e-sport science, PhD and early career researcher development, and public engagement with research.


Hughes, M.P., Kruchek, E.J., Beale, A.D., Kitcatt, S.J., Qureshi, S., Trott, Z.P., Charbonnel, O., Agbaje, P.A., Henslee, E.A.*, Dorey, R.A., Lewis, R., and Labeed, F.H. Vm-related extracellular potentials observed in red blood cells. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 9/2021. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-98102-9.

Henslee, E.A., Lowman, L., Gross, M.D. and McCauley, A.K. Student Motivation and Self-efficacy in Entrepreneurial-minded Learning (EML): What These Mean for Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering Classrooms. In 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access. 7/2021.

Henslee, E.A., Luthy, K., Crowe, W.N. and Gray, L.J. Lab Every Day!! Lab Every Day??* &%# ing Lab Every Day!? Examining Student Attitudes in a Core Engineering Course Using Hands-on Learning Every Day of Class. In 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access. 7/2021.

Matta, C., Lewis, R., Fellows, C., Diszhazi, G., Almassy, J., Miosge, N., Dixon, J., Uribe, M.C., May, S., Poliska, S., Barrett‐Jolley, R., Henslee, E.A., Labeed, F., Hughes, M., and Mobasheri, A. Transcriptomebased screening of ion channels and transporters in a migratory chondroprogenitor cell line isolated from latestage osteoarthritic cartilage. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 5/2021. doi: 10.1002/jcp.30413.

Erin A. Henslee. Dielectrophoresis in cell characterizationElectrophoresis, 7/ 2020.

Henslee, Erin A., Carina M. Dunlop, Christine M. de Mel, Emily A. Carter, Rula G. Abdallat, Patrizia Camelliti, and Fatima H. Labeed. DEP-Dots for 3D cell culture: low-cost, high-repeatability, effective 3D cell culture in multiple gel systems. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 9/2020.

Kai F Hoettges+, Erin A. Henslee+, Ruth M. Torcal Serrano, Rita I Jabr, Rula G. Abdallat, Andrew D. Beale Abdul Waheed, Patrizia Camelliti, Christopher H. Fry, Daan R. van der Veen, Fatima H. Labeed, Michael P. Hughes. Ten–Second Electrophysiology: Evaluation of the 3DEP Platform for high-speed, high-accuracy cell analysisScientific Reports, 12/2019.
+These authors contributed equally

Andrew D. Beale, Emily Kruchek, Stephen J. Kitcatt, Erin A Henslee, Jack, S.W. Parry, Gabriella Braun, Rita I. Jabr, Malcolm von Schantz, John  S. O’Neill, Fatima H. Labeed, Casein Kinase 1 Underlies Temperature Compensation of Circadian Rhythms in Human Red Blood Cells. J Biol Rythms, 2019, doi: 10.1177/0748730419836370

Erin A. Henslee, Priya Crosby,  Stephen J. Kitcatt, Jack S. W. Parry, Andrea Bernardini, Rula G. Abdallat, Gabriella Braun,  Henry O. Fatoyinbo, Esther J. Harrison, Kai F. Hoettges, Akhilesh B. Reddy, Rita I. Jabr, Malcolm von Schantz, John  S. O’Neill, Fatima H. Labeed, Rhythmic K+ transport regulates the circadian clock in human red blood cells. Nature Communications, 2017, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02161-4.

Shabnam A. Faraghat, Kai F. Hoettges, Max K. Steinbach, Daan van der Veen, William J. Brackenbury, Erin A. Henslee Fatima H. Labeed, Michael P. Hughes1, High-Throughput, Low-Loss, Low-Cost and Label-Free Cell Separation using Electrophysiology Activated Cell Enrichment (EPACE). PNAS, 2017, doi:10.1073/pnas.1700773114.

Erin A. Henslee, Ruth M .Torcal-Serrano, Fatima H. Labeed, Rita I. Jabr, Christopher H. Fry, Michael P. Hughes, Kai F. Hoettges. Accurate quantification of apoptosis progression and toxicity using a dielectrophoretic approach. Analyst, 2016, 141, pp. 6408-6415.


Michael B. Sano, Erin A. Henslee, Eva Schmelz, and Rafael V. Davalos, Contactless Dielectrophoretic   Spectroscopy: Examination of the Dielectric Properties of Cells Found in Blood, Special Issue on Miniaturization, 2011, 32(22), 3164-3171.

Erin A. Henslee, Michael B. Sano, Andrea D. Rojas, Eva M. Schmelz and Rafael V. Davalos, Selective Concentration of Human Cancer Cells using Contactless Dielectrophoresis (cDEP), Electrophoresis, 32(8), 2523-2529, 2011.

Hadi Shafiee, Michael B. Sano, Erin A. Henslee, John L. Caldwell and Rafael V. Davalos, Selective isolation of live/dead cells using contactless dielectrophoresis (cDEP),  Lab on a Chip, 2010, 10, 438-445