Mckenna Hanson

Mckenna Hanson

Doctoral Student


B.A. Chemistry, St. Olaf College, 2018

Research Area

My research focuses on designing polymers to help solubilize active pharmaceutical ingredients for oral drug delivery.


Hanson, M. G.; Olson, N. M.; Yi, Z.; Wilson, G.; Kalyani, D. "Nickel-Catalyzed Coupling of Azoles with Aromatic Nitriles" Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 4271–4274.

About Me:

Where are you from?

Bloomington, MN

If you were stranded on a desert island with one working instrument from lab, what would it be and why?

I would bring a hot plate. How else would I cook warm meals to remind me of home?

If you had to eat one type of food for every meal, what would it be?

I would eat apples with peanut butter-- such a delicious and filling combination!