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

Most Recent Papers

Identifying key questions in the ecology and evolution of cancer

Antoine Dujon, Athena Aktipis, Alix-Panabieres, Catherine, Sarah Amend, Amy Boddy, Joel Brown, Jean-Pascal Capp, James DeGregori, Paul Ewald, Robert Gatenby, Mathieu Giraudeau, Rodrigo Hamede, Elsa Hansen, Evolutionary Applications

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

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

Modifying adaptive therapy to enhance competitive suppression

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

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 p. 877-892

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

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

Modeling the human infectious reservoir for malaria control

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

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