About Hanson Lab

The Hanson Laboratory has dual research areas: a human disease and plant organelle biology.

  1. The underlying causes, pathophysiology, and potential treatments for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), a life-limiting disease with 65 million victims worldwide.
    • Disruption of the plasma metabolome and proteome
    • Dysfunction in the immune system
    • Altered signaling between cells mediated by extracellular vesicles
    • Development of diagnostic biomarkers

    The Hanson lab is part of the Center for Enervating NeuroImmune Disease, where more information about our research and collaborations on ME/CFS can be found.

  2. Biological processes in the plant genome-containing organelles, chloroplasts and mitochondria.
    • The mechanism of C-to-U RNA editing
    • Genetic engineering of the carbon-fixing enzyme Rubisco for improved photosynthesis during climate change
    • Improving photosynthesis by exploiting a cyanobacterial strategy for CO2 concentration

The Hanson laboratory is located on the third floor of Cornell University's modern and well-equipped Biotechnology Building.

Our lab welcomes all types of humans as members. We strive for inclusion of a diverse set of individuals, united in their desire to make scientific discoveries to benefit society and to communicate them to the world.

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