Hannah is an expert in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) research and the ecology and evolution of bat-infection interactions.
Hannah is originally from Pasadena, California. She graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude before studying ecoimmunology in a threatened reptile in New Zealand on a Fulbright fellowship. She completed her PhD under the guidance of Elizabeth Hadly in 2017 in the Stanford Department of Biology. Her dissertation explored the ecology and evolution of bat-infection interactions, with a particular focus on diverse Costa Rican bat species living in a rural, agricultural landscape. She is now a postdoctoral fellow in Scott Boyd’s laboratory in the Department of Pathology funded by a Life Sciences Research Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. Her postdoctoral research seeks to understand macroevolutionary patterns in the evolution of bat innate and adaptive immunity with a focus on generation of B-cell and T-cell receptor diversity.
Areas of Expertise (4)
Ecology and evolution of bat-infection interactions
Harvard College: A.B., Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
summa cum laude