Marianne K. Henderson, M.S.
Ms. Henderson is the Chief, Office of Division Operations and Analysis in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. She trained in Zoology and Marine Ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her graduate research was carried out on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and southern Israel. After working in a molecular genetics laboratory in the Division of Basic Sciences, NCI, she transitioned into scientific program management in the Office of the Director, Division of Basic Sciences. In 1999, she was named the Chief, Office of Division Operations and Analysis in NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. In this role, she is responsible for Division operations, project and contract management, fiscal and scientific reporting; strategic planning; development and oversight of computing and contract management and laboratory/biorepository infrastructure needed for large-scale molecular epidemiology studies for the Division. She is a founding member of the NCI Biospecimen Coordinating Committee established by the NCI Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR) 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 and is a non-voting member of the ISBER Board of Directors. She is also a member of the BBMRI.se Advisory Board. Ms. Henderson is actively involved in human biospecimen management process improvements in processing, handling, technology transfer and repository automation.