Publications in VIVO

Hansen, Immo A. Assistant Professor


     My background is in molecular biology, molecular endocrinology, insect signal transduction and my research interest is focused on molecular vector biology. My group is working on the molecular physiology of disease-transmitting mosquitoes, specifically the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. One focus of our work is cationic amino acid transporters in the mosquito fat body and during the last three years we are also studying mosquito aquaporin proteins. Our approach is a combination of classical insect physiology techniques with next-generation sequencing (RNAseq), metabolomics, and bioinformatics.     Last but not least, I would like to mention that I am strongly committed to training minority students in my laboratory and support them in their careers. Currently, one graduate and three undergraduate minority students are performing research in my lab and I participate in the NMSU-NIH-BRIDGES program as a mentor and host a Native American undergraduate student in the summer. Minority undergraduate students that have received training in my laboratory have received multiple awards for their scientific projects, they are authors and coauthors on peer-reviewed papers, and after graduation have been accepted to graduate school (NMSU, Duke), dental school (LLU), pharmacy school (UNM), and medical school (UNM, Texas Tech).

selected publications

first name

  • Immo A.

last name

  • Hansen