Mckenna Hanson

Doctoral Student

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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!