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A NIH-funded postdoctoral research position with full benefits is available! Click here for more information!

The video Veritasium shot of our lab testing mosquito attraction is now up on their YouTube channel! Check it out here!

Welcome to the launch of our revamped website! Check out our services tab to see what kind of experiments and bioassays we do!

The team from Veritasium, a science YouTube Channel about "science and engineering videos featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science" stopped by to film in our lab!


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..

Research supported by

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