• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Supervisory Research Immunologist, USGS Western Fisheries Research Center

Western Fisheries Research Center
6505 NE 65th Street
Box 357230
Seattle, WA 98115
United States

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Dr. Hansen's Immunology group at Washington Fishery Research Center focuses on immune responses to infection in fish, the development of immune-related tools (mAbs) and reagents for salmonids and the impact of environmental chemicals on immune response potential. We are particularly interested in the effect of endocrine disrupting chemicals on innate immunity.

  • PhD (Oregon State University)
  • BS (University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire))
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Environmental Health (incl. Climate Change)
  • Genomics
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Innate Immunity
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Pathobiology
Pathobiology research areas 
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Development of alternative models for studying host-pathogen interactions, comparative immunology


Hansen, JD, Vojtech L, Laing KJ. (2011). Sensing disease and danger: a survey of vertebrate PRRs and their origins. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 35(9):886-897. PMID: 21241729

Vojtech, L.V., Sharping, N., Woodson, J.D. and J.D. Hansen. Roles of inflammatory caspases during processing of zebrafish interleukin-1b in Francisella noatunensis infection. Infection and Immunity. 2012 80: 2878-2885. PMID: 22689811

Boudinot, P., Zou, J., Ota, T., Buonocore, F., Scapigliati, G., Canapa, A., Cannon, J., Litman, G., and J.D. Hansen. A tetrapod-like repertoire of innate immune receptors and effectors for Latimeria: an emphasis on antiviral immunity. J Exp Zoo B Mol Dev Evol 2014. 10.1002/jez.b.22559 PMID: 24482296

Sato, E., S. Yun, J. Lewis, M.T. Kearney, and J.D Hansen. Interaction of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis with Oreochromis mossambicus bulbus arteriosus cell line. Microb. Pathog.2017. PMID: 28286149