Areas of Expertise
- Veterinary Medicine
- Plant Animal Agrosecurity Research (PAAR)
- BSL-3 Training
Work Focus: The animal care group for FAHRP provides animal care and research support in FAHRP facilities including Specific Pathogen Free turkey and chickens flocks, gnotobiotic facility working with swine and cattle, several biosafety level 2 facilities, and a biosafety level 3 facility in support of infectious disease research. All research activities are monitored to ensure regulatory compliance with USDA, IACUC, and AAALAC international.
Dr. Hanson also serves as Director of the Plant Animal Agrosecurity Research (PAAR) facility, a state of the art facility for work with plant and animal pathogens at biosafety level 3. In addition, she is the agricultural veterinarian for the Wooster Campus providing clinical and surgical services as well as regulatory oversight and research support for farm and lab research activities.