Justin Hansen

October 20, 2023

Justin Hansen has eight years of experience in immune regulatory pathways. At Pheast, he is responsible for screening cellular phagocytosis signals, validating potential therapeutic targets, and exploring new systems to identify cell surface phagocytosis inhibitors. Prior to joining Pheast, Justin was a part of the assay automation team at Vir Biotechnology, where he studied host-pathogen interactions. Prior to Vir, he worked on several initiatives at General Proximity. Specifically, Justin led molecular biology, cell-line engineering, and platform development to solidify screening systems to identify bifunctional molecules that can reactivate mutated transcription factors. Prior to General Proximity, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Merck where he studied inflammatory proteins in the setting of metabolic diseases. Justin’s research has been published in Cell for his work characterizing host-pathogen interactions in the innate immune system. Justin received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame.