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

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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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* 04/01/2016 Stacy Rodriguez is now officially our 'Laboratory Manager'. Congratulations!

*03/08/2016 Collaboration with Sergei Smirnoff's group > paper in ACS Sensors

*09/14/2015 Two papers accepted, one on Aedes slimfast (Nature Communications), the other on repellents (JIS).

*06/08/2015 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published the winners of Grand Challenges Explorations round 14, today.We got one for making SkitoSnack(TM)

* 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

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