The Hansen Lab: New Mexico State University

updated December, 2014

Lab News

*16 Anopheles genome paper published in Science express

*11/20/14 Bedbug ORCO paper is published! A coprodcution with the
Romero group...

*11/17/14 the whole lab traveled to Portland, OR for the ESA conference.

*9/15/14 Lisa's paper is in revision... Yeah!!!

*9/12/14 The 16 Anopheles genome paper is in revision in Science.

* 08/14/14 Lisa submitted her aquaporin paper to Scientific Reports

* 07/14 David submitted his transcriptomics paper to Parasites and vectors

Welcome to Molecular Vector Physiology Laboratory at New Mexico State University.

The Hansen lab does cutting-edge applied- and basic research in molecular biology, molecular cellular physiology, signal transduction, and cell biology of disease-transmitting mosquitoes and other blood-sucking arthropods.The models we use for our research projects are the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti, and the West-Nile-Virus mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus.  We are also involved in several genome projects for other insects.

We are primarily interested in the molecular mechanisms by which cells and tissues sense nutrients and in response activate signal transduction pathways which regulate expression and/or deactivation of mosquito genes. A second focus of the Hansen lab is on the regulation of water homeostasis in mosquitoes. We also have multiple ongoing successful collaborations with other groups in physiology, entomology, vector biology, physics, computer science, on and off-campus on related topics including sterile insect technique.

Research support by

Immo A. Hansen
Dept of Biology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces,
NM 88003-8001
(575) 646-7719

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