The Hansen Lab

Most tropical infectious diseases lack effective vaccines to protect us against infection. A thorough understanding of the immune response to these infections is critical in the development of clinical tools to control and eliminate infectious diseases, such as vaccines, diagnostics, and drugs. The Hansen Lab specifically investigates mechanisms of pathogenesis and immunity to malaria and dengue fever, in order to understand cellular and molecular processes to inform in the design of new therapeutic and diagnostic tools to fight these diseases.

We collaborate closely with other research groups from malaria and dengue fever endemic regions. We are passionate about empowering these laboratories through training programs to build capacity in novel technologies required to support our common goal of alleviating the burden of disease caused by infectious diseases in tropical and subtropical regions.