Laura Hanson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office Location: GRB 228
Office Phone: 940-898-2472
Lab Phone: 940-898-2290
Fax: 940-898-2382

Teaching Areas: Immunology, Virology
Research Areas: Virus-Host Interactions


Degree Date Institution Field
Ph.D. 1993 Cornell University Immunology
B.S./B.S.   1987   University of Washington   Microbiology/Biology

Major Academic/Research Interests

My interest is in how viruses interact with their host.

Select Publications

  1. Wortman, M.J., Hanson, L.K., Martinez-Sobrido, L., Campbell, A.E., Nance, J.A., Garcia-Sastre, A., and Johnson, E.M. (2010). Regulation of PURA gene transcription by three promoters generating distinctly spliced 5prime leaders: a novel means of fine control over tissue specificity and viral signals. BMC-Mol Biol 11: 81.
  2. Bolin, L. L. Hanson, L. K., Slater, J. S. , Kerry, J. A. , and Campbell, A. E. (2010). Murine cytomegalovirus US22 protein pM140 protects its binding partner, pM141, from proteasome-dependent but ubiquitin-independent degradation. J. Virol. 84:2164-2168.
  3. Hanson, L.K., Slater, J.S. Cavanaugh, V.J., Newcomb, W. W., Bolin, L. L. Nelson, C. N., Fetters, L. D., Tang, Q. Brown, J.C., Maul, G.G., and Campbell, A.E. (2009). Murine cytomegalovirus capsid assembly is dependent on US22 family gene M140 in infected macrophages. J. Virol. 83:7449-7456.
  4. Child, S. J., Hanson, L.K., Brown, C.E., Janzen, D.M., and Geballe, A.P. (2006). Double-stranded RNA-binding by a heterodimeric complex of murine cytomegalovirus m142 and m143 proteins. J. Virol. 80: 10173-10180.
  5. Hanson, L. K., Dalton, B. L., Cageao, L. F., Brock, R. E., Slater, J. S., Kerry, J.A., and Campbell, A.E., (2005). Characterization and regulation of essential murine cytomegalovirus genes m142 and m143. Virology. 334: 166-177.
  6. Karabekian, Z. Hanson, L. K., Slater, J. S., Krishna, N., Bolin, L. L., Kerry, J.A., and Campbell, A.E. (2005). Complex formation among murine cytomegalovirus US22 proteins encoded by M139, M140, and M141. J. Virol. 79: 3525-3535.
  7. Hanson, L.K., Slater, J.S., Karabekian, Z., Ciocco-Schmitt, G., and Campbell, A.E. (2001). Products of US22 genes M140 and M141 confer efficient replication of murine cytomegalovirus in macrophages and spleen. J. Virol. 75: 6292-6302.
  8. Hanson, L. K., Slater, J. S., Karabekian, Z., Virgin, H. W., Biron, C. A., Ruzek, M. C., van Rooijen, N., Ciavarra, R. P., Stenberg, R. S., and Campbell, A. E. (1999). Replication of murine cytomegalovirus in differentiated macrophages as a determinant of viral pathogenesis. J. Virol. 73: 5970-5980.
  9. Hanson, L. K., Dalton, B. L., Karabekian, Z., Farrell, H. E., Rawlinson, W. D., Stenberg, R. M., and Campbell, A. E. (1999). Transcriptional analysis of the murine cytomegalovirus HindIII-I Region: Identification of a novel immediate-early gene region. Virology. 260: 156-164.
  10. Hanson, L. K., Binns, M., Mumford, J. A., and Appleton, J. A. (1999). Molecular basis of apparent antigenic reversion in the equine influenza virus H3 haemagglutinin. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases. Pgs. 25-32.
  11. Jones, T. R., Hanson, L. K., Sun, L., Slater, J. S., Stenberg, R. S., and Campbell, A. E. (1995). Multiple independent loci within the human cytomegalovirus unique short region down-regulate expression of major histocompatibility complex class I heavy chain. J. Virol. 69: 4830-4841.
  12. Morley, P. S., Hanson, L. K., Bogdan, J. R., Townsend, H. G. G., Appleton, J. A., and Haines, D. M. (1995). The relationship between single radial hemolysis, hemagglutination inhibition, and viral neutralization assays used to detect antibodies specific for equine influenza viruses. Vet. Micro. 45: 81-92.

Courses and Teaching Responsibilities

Immunology, Virology


  • BACT 1003 Microbiology
  • BIOL 4811 Molecular Cell and Gene Expression laboratory
  • BACT 4113 Immunology
  • BACT 4413 Virology


  • BIOL 5611 Readings in Biology. Course director. Journal Club.

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