Elsa Hansen

Assistant Research Professor - Read Lab

Research Summary

Evolution, transmission and management of drug-resistance. Improving treatment of infectious disease and cancer using mathematical models and optimal control theory.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Therapeutics Neoplasms Cells Daptomycin Drugs Pharmaceutical Preparations Cancer Anti Bacterial Agents Parasites Drug Resistance Bacteria Ecology Pathogens Malaria Enterococcus Faecium Vancomycin Population Blood Drug Therapy Erythrocytes Tumor Cell Tumors Antibiotics Plasmodium Falciparum

Most Recent Papers

Fighting microbial pathogens by integrating host ecosystem interactions and evolution

Alita R Burmeister, Elsa Hansen, Jessica J Cunningham, E Hesper Rego, Paul E Turner, Joshua S Weitz, Michael E Hochberg, 2020, BioEssays on p. e2000272

Daptomycin treatment impacts resistance in off-target populations of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium

Clare L. Kinnear, Elsa Hansen, Valerie J. Morley, Kevin C. Tracy, Meghan Forstchen, Andrew F. Read, Robert J. Woods, 2020, PLoS Biology

Daptomycin treatment impacts resistance in off-target populations of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium

Clare L Kinnear, Elsa Hansen, Valerie J Morley, Kevin C Tracy, Meghan Forstchen, Andrew F Read, Robert J Woods, 2020, PLoS Biology on p. e3000987

Modifying adaptive therapy to enhance competitive suppression

Elsa Hansen, Andrew F. Read, 2020, Cancers on p. 1-13

An adjunctive therapy administered with an antibiotic prevents enrichment of antibiotic-resistant clones of a colonizing opportunistic pathogen

Valerie J. Morley, Clare L. Kinnear, Derek G. Sim, Samantha N. Olson, Lindsey M. Jackson, Elsa Hansen, Grace A. Usher, Scott A. Showalter, Manjunath P. Pai, Robert J. Woods, Andrew F. Read, 2020, eLife on p. 1-17

Cancer therapy: Attempt cure or manage drug resistance?

Elsa Hansen, Andrew F. Read, 2020, Evolutionary Applications on p. 1660-1672

Antibiotics can be used to contain drug-resistant bacteria by maintaining sufficiently large sensitive populations

Elsa Hansen, Jason Karslake, Robert J. Woods, Andrew F. Read, Kevin B. Wood, 2020, PLoS Biology

Accounting for red blood cell accessibility reveals distinct invasion strategies in Plasmodium falciparum strains

Francisco Y. Cai, Tiffany M. DeSimone, Elsa Hansen, Cameron V. Jennings, Amy K. Bei, Ambroise D. Ahouidi, Souleymane Mboup, Manoj T. Duraisingh, Caroline O. Buckee, 2020, PLoS Computational Biology

Identifying key questions in the ecology and evolution of cancer

Antoine M. Dujon, Athena Aktipis, Catherine Alix-Panabières, Sarah R. Amend, Amy M. Boddy, Joel S. Brown, Jean Pascal Capp, James DeGregori, Paul Ewald, Robert Gatenby, Marco Gerlinger, Mathieu Giraudeau, Rodrigo K. Hamede, Elsa Hansen, Irina Kareva, Carlo C. Maley, Andriy Marusyk, Nicholas McGranahan, Michael J. Metzger, Aurora M. Nedelcu, Robert Noble, Leonard Nunney, Kenneth J. Pienta, Kornelia Polyak, Pascal Pujol, Andrew F. Read, Benjamin Roche, Susanne Sebens, Eric Solary, Kateřina Staňková, Holly Swain Ewald, Frédéric Thomas, Beata Ujvari, 2020, Evolutionary Applications

On the accuracy of drug-resistant cell population estimation from total cancer size measurements

Mahsa Doosthosseini, Elsa Hansen, Hosam K. Fathy, 2019, on p. 343-350

Most-Cited Papers

Optimal control of epidemics with limited resources

Elsa Katrina Hansen, Troy Day, 2011, Journal of Mathematical Biology on p. 423-451

Expansion of host cellular niche can drive adaptation of a zoonotic malaria parasite to humans

Caeul Lim, Elsa Hansen, Tiffany M. Desimone, Yovany Moreno, Klara Junker, Amy Bei, Carlo Brugnara, Caroline O. Buckee, Manoj T. Duraisingh, 2013, Nature Communications

Mobile phones and malaria

Caroline O. Buckee, Amy Wesolowski, Nathan N. Eagle, Elsa Hansen, Robert W. Snow, 2013, Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease on p. 15-22

How to use a chemotherapeutic agent when resistance to it threatens the patient

Elsa Katrina Hansen, Robert J. Woods, Andrew Fraser Read, 2017, PLoS Biology

Optimal antiviral treatment strategies and the effects of resistance

Elsa Hansen, Troy Day, 2011, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 1082-1089

Modeling the human infectious reservoir for malaria control

Elsa Hansen, Caroline O. Buckee, 2013, Trends in Parasitology on p. 270-275

Antibiotics can be used to contain drug-resistant bacteria by maintaining sufficiently large sensitive populations

Elsa Hansen, Jason Karslake, Robert J. Woods, Andrew F. Read, Kevin B. Wood, 2020, PLoS Biology

Cancer therapy: Attempt cure or manage drug resistance?

Elsa Hansen, Andrew F. Read, 2020, Evolutionary Applications on p. 1660-1672

On the accuracy of drug-resistant cell population estimation from total cancer size measurements

Mahsa Doosthosseini, Elsa Hansen, Hosam K. Fathy, 2019, on p. 343-350

Modifying adaptive therapy to enhance competitive suppression

Elsa Hansen, Andrew F. Read, 2020, Cancers on p. 1-13