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Dr. Andrew D. Hanson

Office:2143 Fifield Hall
For more information, visit Dr. Hanson's website. 

Eminent Scholar and Professor

Areas of Research

  • Metabolic biochemistry
  • Plant vitamin metabolism and engineering
  • Comparative genomics

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Plant Physiology, London University, UK
  • B.Sc., Biochemistry and Botany, London University, UK

Teaching Responsibilities

Work and International Experiences

  • UK, France, Canada (Quebec Province), Australia, Mexico.  Fluent in French, competent in Spanish.

Honors and Awards

  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher (since 2003) ISI H-index = 51

Selected Publications 

  • Linster, C.L., Van Schaftingen, E., and Hanson, A.D. (2013) Metabolite damage and its repair or pre-emption. Nat. Chem. Biol. 9: 72-80.
  • Hasnain, G., Frelin, O., Roje, S., Ellens, K.W., Ali, K., Guan, J.-C., Garrett, T.J., de Crécy-Lagard, V., Gregory, J.F. 3rd, McCarty, D.R., and Hanson, A.D. (2013) Identification and characterization of the missing pyrimidine reductase in the plant riboflavin biosynthesis pathway. Plant Physiol. 161: 48-56.
  • Gerdes, S., Lerma-Ortiz, C., Frelin, O., Seaver, S.M., Henry, C.S., de Crécy-Lagard, V., and Hanson, A.D. (2012) Plant B vitamin pathways and their compartmentation: a guide for the perplexed. J. Exp. Bot. 63: 5379-5395.
  • Waller, J.C., Alvarez, S., Naponelli, V., Lara-Nuñez, A., Blaby, I.K., Da Silva, V., Ziemak, M.J., Vickers, T.J., Beverley, S.M., Edison, A.S., Rocca, J.R., Gregory, J.F. 3rd, de Crécy-Lagard, V., and Hanson, A.D. (2010) A role for tetrahydrofolates in the metabolism of iron-sulfur clusters in all domains of life. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107: 10412-10417.
  • Pribat, A., Noiriel, A., Morse, A.M., Davis, J.M., Fouquet, R., Loizeau, K., Ravanel, S., Frank, W., Haas, R., Reski, R., Bedair, M., Sumner, L.W. and Hanson, A.D. (2010) Nonflowering plants possess a unique folate-dependent phenylalanine hydroxylase that is localized in chloroplasts. Plant Cell 22: 3410-3422.