Mark Hanson

Models, oddballs, and preprints: a conversation with Mark Hanson

Hanson has been interested in the innate immune response since his Master’s thesis work with Steve Perlman at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. There he worked on the evolution of the immune system in a “weird, non-conventional fly species that has a nematode parasite and a defensive symbiont. We were curious about how the immune system adapted to this three-way interaction.”