Dr. Kathryn A Hanley PI
Department of Biology
New Mexico State University
479, Foster Hall
Las Cruces, NM

phone: 575-646-4583
lab: 575-646-4791


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Welcome to the Hanley Lab!

Top row: Kathy Hanley, Katie Young, Cindy Buraczyk, Meagan Moore
Bottom row: Stacey Scroggs, Tony Clemons, Megan Miller, Vanessa Montoya

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About the Hanley Lab
In the Hanley lab, we investigate the molecular biology, evolution and ecology of emerging RNA viruses like dengue and influenza, with the goal of using this basic knowledge to design better methods to control the spread of these dangerous pathogens.

We currently focus on six main avenues of research (see Projects link for more details):

Mechanisms of sylvatic dengue virus emergence.
The interaction between arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) and the RNA interference (RNAi) response.
Competition among dengue virus serotypes, ecotypes and strains.
Novel synergies for antiviral drug design.

Students interested in an inter-disciplinary approach to the
study of RNA viruses are always welcome to contact Dr. Hanley about research opportunities in her lab.

Lab News

November 2014
Kathy is elected to the American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses and then is promptly made Chair-Elect.

HHMI research scholar Cindy Buraczyk joins the lab.

October 2014
Post-doc fellow Tony Clemons joins the lab. 

September 2014
HHMI research scholars Vanessa Montoya and Megan Miller are selected for the NIAID INRO program.  Now what do we do- there's only one Hanley lab tiara for High Achievers!

August 2014
Former Ph.D. student Ebenezer Tumban becomes an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech University.  Three Cheers for Ebenezer!

Post-doc Christy Andrade heads to Willamette University as a Visiting Assistant Professor.  We miss her already...but we're proud of her!

May 2014
HHMI research scholar Vanessa Montoya is selected for an EXROP summer fellowship in Erol Fikrig's lab at Yale.  She gets to wear the lab tiara for the day.

Former Hanley lab Masters student Nyree Maes is awarded her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Yale.  Nice work Nyree.

Will Johnson graduates with a Masters degree in Biology and move to Colorado State University for a Masters in Public Health program.  Good going Will!

April 2014
Former HHMI student Erin Garcia is accepted to a Ph.D. program at the University of Washington. Congratulations!

January 2014
Ph.D. student Stacey Scroggs joins the lab.  Stacey has a Masters in Public Health from Emory.

December 2013
Rebecca Richman graduates with the first ever NMSU joint Masters degree in Biology and Geography.  Her two advisors, Michaela Buenemann and Kathy Hanley, couldn't be prouder- especially because she immediately landed a plum job as an analyst at ESRI.

July 2013
Kathy becomes President of the Rio Grande branch of the American Society for Microbiology.  And who wouldn't want to be president of RG-ASM?