Jack Henion, PhD



PhD, Analytical Organic Chemistry, State University of New York, Albany, Albany, NY - 1972

MS, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY - 1967


Research Interest

Analytical Toxicology

Mass Spectrometry 


Bioanalysis Outstanding Contribution Award (BOSCA) - 2018

CPSA 2011 Distinguished Analytical Scientist Award - 2011

The 2008 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award Achievements in for Mass Spectrometry in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of mass spectrometry. - 2008

Martin Medal for contributions to the separation sciences coupled with mass spectrometry - 2003

Doctor Honoris Causa University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden - 1999

Fellow American Association for Pharmaceutical Sciences. - 1998

Doctor Honoris Causa University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium - 1992


Professor Jack Henion is Emeritus Professor of Toxicology at Cornell University where he was a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine commencing in 1976.  

Dr. Henion was co-founder of Advion BioSciences in 1993 where he was president and CEO until 2006 followed by CSO until he retired from Advion in 2019. Professor Henion has received three Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) degrees in recognition of his international reputation in modern analytical techniques from the University of Ghent, Uppsala University and Albany University.  During his tenure at Cornell Professor Henion conducted research and explored applications in many areas of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) employing atmospheric pressure ionization (API) sources.  Professor Henion has published over 235 peer-reviewed papers in the scientific literature, trained nearly 100 students, post-doctoral scientists, and trainees while receiving 12 patents for inventions developed from his work. He has also received a number of awards which recognize his contributions to analytical chemistry and entrepreneurship. More recently in April 2017 Dr. Henion received the Outstanding Contribution to Anti-Doping Science Award from the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) for his development of a novel Book-Type Dried Plasma Spot Card and in the Fall of 2017 Dr. Henion was the winner of the 2018 Bioanalysis Outstanding Contribution Award (BOSCA).


Forensic Analysis of Cannabis & Cannabis-Derived Products