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Jeffrey Hansen, PhD

Associate Professor


Jeffrey Hansen, PhD, is a structural biologist who has focused on studying medically relevant macromolecules. As a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Thomas A. Steitz, Dr. Hansen was one of the team members involved in solving the structure of the ribosome. In addition, Dr. Hansen solved structures of ribosomes bound to various antibiotics.

In teaching, Dr. Hansen incorporates structural concepts into describing the biochemical basis of disease processes, and of pharmaceutical therapies.