Dr. Hendry’s research focuses on the organization of neuron functional streams and the types of visual signals they carry. They are examined through a strategy that exploits the unique molecular characteristics of neurons. Those characteristics are identified and then used to study distinct neuronal populations in isolation. The position of these neurons in the path of visual information transfer and the circuits whereby they accomplish an analysis and synthesis of information is studied by anatomical approaches.
Dr. Hendry’s collaborative studies use optical imaging and electrophysiological methods to determine the physiological properties of neuronal populations previously identified by their molecular characteristics. This strategy exploits the robust but selective expression of neuronal genes to address questions of visual system organization, function and plasticity across the primate order, including humans.
Hendry SH, Reid RC. "The koniocellular pathway in primate vision." Annu Rev Neurosci. 23:127-53. (2000)
Hendry SHC and DJ Calkins. "Neuronal chemistry and functional organization in the primate visual system." Trends Neurosci 21: 344-349. (1998)
Carder, R. K., Leclerc, S. S. and Hendry, S. H. C. "Regulation of calcium-binding protein immunoreactivity in GABA neurons of macaque primary visual cortex." Cerebral Cortex 6: 271-287. (1996)
Hendry, S. H. C. and Yoshioka, T. "A neurochemically distinct third channel in macaque dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus." Science 264: 575-577. (1994)