Hannah K. Frank

Assistant Professor

School of Science & Engineering
Dr. Hannah Frank


Dr. Hannah K. Frank earned an AB in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology summa cum laude from Harvard College in 2009 before studying ecoimmunology in a threatened reptile in New Zealand on a Fulbright fellowship. She completed her PhD in Biology in 2017 at Stanford University and did her postdoctoral work in immunology in the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Frank's research combines field work, targeted infection screening, genomics and immune characterization to explore the ecology and evolution of host-infection interactions. In particular, she is interested in how host ecology and habitat disturbance impact bat-pathogen interactions and the evolution of bat immunity, especially their B and T cell receptor diversity.