Leah Hanson

Ph.D. 2001

Thesis Title:

Coding of Pheromonal Information in the Goldfish Olfactory Bulb

Current Position:

Senior Director, Neuroscience Research, Health Partners Institute

Former Position:

Director, Alzheimer's Research, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN

Major Advisor:

Peter Sorensen, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Pisansky MT, Hanson LR, Gottesman II, Gewirtz JC. Oxytocin enhances observational fear in mice. Nat Commun. 2017 Dec 13;8(1):2102. 
  • Fine JM, Baillargeon AM, Renner DB, Hoerster NS, Tokarev J, Colton S, Pelleg A, Andrews A, Sparley KA, Krogh KM, Frey WH 2nd, Hanson LR.  Intranasal deferoxamine improves performance in radial arm water maze, stabilizes HIF-1α, and phosphorylates GSK3β in P301L tau transgenic mice.  Exp Brain Res. 2012;219(3):381-390.
  • Renner D, Frey WH 2nd, Hanson LR, Intranasal delivery of siRNA to the olfactory bulbs of mice via the olfactory nerve pathway, Neurosci Lett. 2012;513(2):193-197.
  • Wolf DA, Hanson LR, Aronovich EL, Nan Z, Low WC, Frey WH 2nd , McIvor RS, Lysosomal enzyme can bypass the blood-brain barrier and reach the CNS following intranasal administration, Molec Genet Metab. 2012;106(1):131-134.
  • Hanson LR, Fine JM, Hoekman JD, Nguyen TM, Burns RB, Martinez PM, Pohl J, Frey WH 2nd, Intranasal delivery of growth/differentiation factor 5 to the central nervous system.  Drug Delivery 2012;19(3):149-154.
  • Martinez JA, Kasamatsu M, Rosales-Hernandez A, Hanson LR, Frey WH 2nd, Toth CC, Comparison of central versus peripheral delivery of pregabalin in neuropathic pain states.  Molec Pain 2012 Jan;11;8:3.
  • Hanson LR, Fine JM, Renner DB, Svitak AL, Burns RB, Nguyen TM, Tuttle NJ, Marti DL, Panter SS, Frey WH 2nd. Intranasal delivery of deferoxamine reduces spatial memory loss in APP/PS1 mice. Drug Del Transl Res. 2012;2(3):160-168.
  • Liu Z, Li Y, Zhang L, Xin H, Cui Y, Hanson LR, Frey WH 2nd, Chopp M.  Subacute intranasal administration of tissue plasminogen activator increases functional recovery and axonal remodeling after stroke in rats.  Neurobiology of Disease 2012 Feb; 45(2): 804-809.
  • Gomez D, Martinez JA, Hanson LR, Frey WH 2nd, Toth C.  Intranasal treatment of neurodegenerative Diseases and Stroke.  Frontiers in Bioscience 2012 Jan 1; 4: 74-89. 
  • Hanson LR, Sorensen PW, Cohen Y. Sex pheromones and amino acids evoke distinctly different spatial patterns of electrical activity in the goldfish olfactory bulb. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1998;855:521-4.
Leah Hanson