Jerry Hendricks was a member of the Oregon State University faculty from 1975 until his retirement in 2003. His initial appointment was as a Research Associate in the Department of Food Science; he became an Assistant Professor and Histopathologist in 1978 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1980 and Professor in 1985. He became Director of the Aquatic Toxicology Facilities and Services Core Unit in 1994 and its central facility, the Food Toxicology and Nutrition Laboratory (FTNL). Beginning in 1998, his appointment was as a Professor and Histopathologist in the Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department. Hendricks worked collaboratively with biochemist George Bailey in studies using rainbow trout as a model for cancer research. In particular, Hendricks focused on the identification of natural inhibitors to carcinogenesis.
Hendricks earned BS (1966) and PhD (1971) degrees from Colorado State University in fishery biology. After completing his doctorate, he worked as a histopathologist at the Oxford Biological Laboratory of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Oxford, Maryland and with the Western Fish Nutrition Laboratory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Cook, Washington.
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