Mckenna Hanson

Doctoral Student


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

Research Area

My research focuses on the development of macromolecules for therapeutic protein stabilization and understanding the mechanisms behind the stabilization.


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!