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CREATE-NEO: Kathryn Hanley, PhD

Kathy and Plague Mask_2020Dr. Kathryn A. Hanley, Regents Professor of Biology at New Mexico State University, is a proud native of New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude with a major in Biology from Amherst College and completed her PhD in Biology at the University of California, San Diego.

She conducted post-doctoral research at UC Davis, the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health, where she participated in the development of the NIH dengue virus vaccine. Since joining NMSU in 2004 she has investigated the ecology and molecular biology of arboviruses in the laboratory and the field. Her field studies have shed light on the risk of emergence of new virus strains across the tropics, and the potential for transmission of mosquito-borne viruses in the U.S.

Her laboratory studies have focused on identifying the factors that shape the evolution of flaviviruses and on developing new drugs to treat these viruses. She has been married to Tim Wright, also a Professor of Biology at NMSU, for more than 25 years and has two gorgeous kids, Nicholas and Madeleine.

Dr. Hanley's Lab website


CREATE-NEO members

The Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Disease (CREID) is a coordinated network with centers in regions around the globe where emerging and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks are likely to occur. Multidisciplinary teams of investigators will conduct pathogen/host surveillance, study pathogen transmission, pathogenesis and immunologic responses in the host, and will develop reagents and diagnostic assays for improved detection for important emerging pathogens and their vectors.

NIAID launched the CREID Network in 2020.This website is run by CREATE-NEO, a member of the CREID Network independent of NIH/NIAID.