Michael A. Henson received the B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1985, the M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1992. He held the position of visiting research scientist with the DuPont Company from 1992 to 1993, assistant professor and associate professor of chemical engineering at Louisiana State University from 1994 to 2002, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Stuttgart from 2001 to 2002 and visiting professor at the Harvard Department of Systems Biology in 2009. He currently is professor of chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research is focused on computational modeling of biotechnological and circadian systems.