updated May, 2015
* 05/12/2015 Dr. Lisa Drake's last day... She accepted a position at the Anastasia mosquito control district. Good luck, Lisa!
* 05/05/2015 Kristina published her first paper, today.
*04/26/2015 David's paper is published in Parasites & Vectors
*3/19/2015 Lisa Drake successfully defended her Ph.D. theses. It's Dr. Drake from now...
*01/15/2015 Lisa's 11th paper is published in Scientific Reports
*01/11/2015 We made it in the Sun News!
*01/02/2015 16 Anopheles genomes paper is published in Science
*16 Anopheles genome paper published in Science express 11/27/2014
*11/20/14 Bedbug ORCO paper is published! A coprodcution with the
*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 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, electrical engeneering, on and off-campus on related topics including sterile insect technique.
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