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New Director Selected for Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory
Dr. Thomas R. (Tod) Hansen, an alum of Colorado State University, has been named director of the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratories. He will assume his duties on July 1. Dr. Hansen will come to CSU from the University of Wyoming, where he is a Professor of Reproductive Biology in the Department of Animal Science.
Dr. Hansen’s two areas of research have been in the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy (including embryo/uterine interaction, structure and function of protein, isolation and characterization of genes, and gene regulation). and in the impacts of maternal undernutrition on fetal heart gene expression. The University of Wyoming and New York University established The Center for the Study of Fetal Programming at the University of Wyoming. The Hansen lab is collaborating with this center in studying fetal heart gene expression in response to maternal undernutriton.
Prior to joining the University of Wyoming in 1990, Dr. Hansen was a Research Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology at the University of Missouri, where he also was a post-doctoral research associate. He was a graduate research and teaching assistant in physiology of reproduction at Texas A&M University from 1981-1986.
Dr. Hansen received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from CSU in 1980, the completed his master’s and PhD in reproductive physiology at Texas A&M (1984 and 1986). He completed post-doc work at the University of Missouri in 1990.