Immo Hansen

Associate Professor: Biology Department | (575) 646-7719


Research Area: Molecular Vector Physiology

The Hansen lab does cutting-edge applied- and basic research in molecular biology, molecular cellular physiology, and cell biology of disease-transmitting mosquitoes. We use the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti and the West-Nile-Virus mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus as models for in our research.

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.

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