Marianne Henderson

Marianne Henderson is Senior Advisor for Division Resources, Office of the Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) and Senior Advisor on Biobanking, NCI Center for Global Health of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. She trained in Zoology and Marine Ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She has post-graduate training in molecular biology and genetics. In her role in DCEG, she is responsible and involved in program operations and contract management, fiscal and scientific reporting; strategic planning; and laboratory/biorepository infrastructure planning for large-scale molecular epidemiology studies. She is a founding member of the NCI Biospecimen Coordinating Committee established by the NCI Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) and participated in the development and revision of the first and second editions of NCI’s Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources.  Since 1999, she has been a member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and served as ISBER President 2011-2012.  Marianne is currently the Chair of the ISBER Organizing Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the BBMRI-LPC Scientific and Ethics Advisory Board; member of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative – Cohort Program Biobank working group; NIH intramural representative on the US Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections; and the Steering committee member of the International Agency on Cancer’s sheis actively involved in large-scale human biospecimen management process improvements in processing, handling, technology transfer, sustainability and repository automation.