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

lab: 575-646-4791


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Our International Collaboration in Infectious Disease Research (ICIDR) grant (Nik Vasilakis, UTMB, PI; Kathy Hanley co-investigator) is funded.  We are off to Borneo!

HHMI undergraduate scholar Cindy Buraczyk heads off for a summer fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.  We expect her to come home loaded with knowledge and salmon.

Kathy is promoted to Full Professor.  Time for a beverage...

K athy and Michaela Buenemann (Geography) are awarded a $90,000 contract from the New Mexico Department of Health to map the distribution of the Zika vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the state. This will serve as the thesis project for grad student Stephanie Mundis.

Hanley lab colleague John Hammond lands a tenure track faculty position in the Biology Department at Marian University. Go Sabres!

In association with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Kathy visits Congress to push for the release of Zika virus funding.  Thanks to the staff of NM Senators Heinrich and Udall and NM Congressman Pearce for their time.

HHMI undergraduate scholar Meagan Moore is accepted into the American Medical College of Homeopathy. Congratulations!

Arboviruses (eds Vasilakis and Gubler) is published (http://www.horizonpress.com/arbo) - Kathy and Christy have a chapter on RNAi in the book.

Kathy gives a seminar at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University (in her home state of New Jersey) on Evolution, Emergence and Control of Arthropod-Borne Viruses

Former HHMI scholar Megan Miller is accepted to the Ph.D. program at Colorado State University.

Former Hanley lab post-doc Christy Andrade lands a tenure-track faculty position in the Biology department at Gonzaga University. Go Bulldogs!

UC Davis veterinary student Hannah Drumm receives a STAR fellowship to study sylvatic arbovirus emergence in Sarawak in collaboration with the Hanley lab over the summer.  Welcome aboard Hannah!


HHMI undergraduate scholars Vanessa Montoya and Megan Miller head off to a year-long INRO fellowship at NIH Rocky Mountain.  YES, the rest of us are jealous!

Ph.D candidate Katie Young receives a Fulbright graduate fellowship to continue her work on sylvatic dengue virus in Malaysia - Nice work Katie!

The lab travels to the ASM Tri-Branch meeting in Durango. The students come home dripping in awards: First and Second place for undergrad oral presentations to Vanessa and Megan, and first place for undergrad poster presentation to Meagan.

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?