• Instructional Assistant Professor
Darren Henrichs

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Biology, Texas A&M University, 2012
  • B.S. Biology, Texas Lutheran University, 2004

Research Interests

    • Dinoflagellate Ecology
    • Population Genetics
    • Phylogenetics
    • Individual-Based Modeling 
    • Plant/Phytoplankton Taxonomy
    • Bioinformatics

Industry Experience

    • 2012 - present: Postdoctoral research associate. Dept. Oceanography. Texas A&M University.
    • 2012 (summer): Intern, National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR), Santa Fe, NM.
    • 2011 - 2012: Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Dept. Biology. Introductory Biology II.
    • 2006, 2010: Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Dept. Biology, Taxonomy of Flowering Plants.
    • 2005 - 2012: Graduate Assistant for Research. Dept. Oceanography.
    • 2005 - 2005: Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Dept. Biology, Botany.

Selected Publications

    • DW Henrichs, PS Scott, KA Steidinger, RM Errera, A Abraham, L Campbell. 2013. Morphology and phylogeny ofProrocentrum texanum sp. nov. (Dinophyceae): A new toxic dinoflagellate from the Gulf of Mexico coastal waters exhibiting two distinct morphologies. Journal of Phycology 49:143-155. 
    • DW Henrichs, MA Renshaw, JR Gold, L Campbell. 2013. Population-genetic structure of the toxic dinoflagellateKarenia brevis from the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Plankton Research 35 (2):427-432.
    • L Campbell, DW Henrichs, RJ Olson, HM Sosik. 2013. Continuous automated imaging-in-flow cytometry for detection and early warning of Karenia brevis blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-012-1437-4
    • DW Henrichs, MA Renshaw, JR Gold, L Campbell. 2012. Genetic diversity among clonal isolates of Karenia brevis as measured with microsatellite markers. Harmful Algae 21-22:30-35.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2012.11.003
    • DW Henrichs, HM Sosik, RJ Olson, L Campbell. 2011. Phylogenetic analysis of Brachidinium capitatum(Dinophyceae) from the Gulf of Mexico indicates membership in the Kareniaceae. Journal of Phycology 47:366-374.
    • L Campbell, RJ Olson, HM Sosik, A Abraham, DW Henrichs, CJ Hyatt, EJ Buskey. 2010. First harmfulDinophysis (Dinophyceae, Dinophysiales) bloom in the U. S. is revealed by automated imaging flow cytometry. Journal of Phycology 46:66-75.
    • RM Errera, A Bourdelais, MA Drennan, EB Dodd, DW Henrichs, L Campbell. 2010. Variation in brevetoxin and brevenal content among clonal cultures of Karenia brevis may influence bloom toxicity. Toxicon 55:195-203.
    • DW Henrichs, MA Renshaw, CA Santamaria, B Richardson, JR Gold, L Campbell. 2008. PCR amplification of microsatellites from single cells of Karenia brevis preserved in Lugol's iodine solution. Marine Biotechnology 10:122-127.