F. C. HANKENSON
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F. C. HANKENSON, BA, DVM, MS, MFA

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Professor Pathobiology (CE), University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Associate Vice Provost for Research and Executive Director of University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR), University of Pennsylvania

Research Areas: Laboratory Animal Medicine, Rodent models of human disease, Refinements in laboratory animal veterinary practice
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177E Old Vet Quadrangle, ULAR
3800 Spruce Street,


My research centers on improving animal welfare and focuses on refinements in animal care. Overall the goal is to identify interventions as part of laboratory animal veterinary practice that will be of benefit to animal species utilized in research modeling. Ongoing work evaluates aspects of genotyping methods, rodent surgery support, thermoregulation for rodents and humane endpoints.

Rodent medicine, diagnostics and treatments

Hankenson, F. C., Kim, J. J., Le, T. M., Lawrence, F. R., Del Valle, J. M. Using waterless alcohol-based antiseptic for skin preparation and active thermal support in laboratory rats J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 60: 365-373, 2021.

Hankenson, F. C., Marx, J. O., Gordon, C. J., David, J. M. Effects of rodent thermoregulation on animal models in the research environment Comparative Medicine 68: 425-438, 2018.

Del Valle, J. M., Fisk, E. A., Noland, E. L., Pak, D., Zhang, J., Crim, M. J., Lawrence, F. R., Hankenson, F. C. Comparison of aqueous and alcohol-based agents for presurgical skin preparation methods in mice J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 57: 401-414, 2018.

Skorupski, A. M., Zhang, J., Ferguson, D., Lawrence, F., Hankenson, F. C. Quantification of induced hypothermia from aseptic scrub applications during rodent surgery preparation J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 56: 562-569, 2017.

Erickson, R. L., Terzi, M. C., Jaber, S. M., Hankenson, F. C., McKinstry-Wu, A., Kelz, M. B., Marx, J. O. Intraperitoneal continuous-rate infusion for the maintenance of anesthesia in laboratory mice (Mus musculus) J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 55: 548-57, 2016.

Allen-Worthington, K. H., Brice, A. K., Marx, J. O., Hankenson, F. C. Intraperitoneal injection of ethanol for the euthanasia of laboratory mice (Mus musculus) and rats (Rattus norvegicus) J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 54: 769-78, 2015.

Marx, J. O., Vudathala, D., Murphy, L., Rankin, S., Hankenson, F. C. Antibiotic administration in the drinking water of mice J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 53: 301-6, 2014.

Jaber, S. M., Hankenson, F. C., Heng, K., McKinstry-Wu, A., Kelz, M. B., Marx, J. O. Dose regimens, variability, and complications associated with using repeat-bolus dosing to extend a surgical plane of anesthesia in laboratory mice J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 53: 684-91, 2014.

Caro, A. C., Hankenson, F. C., Marx, J. O. Comparison of thermoregulatory devices used during anesthesia of C57BL/6 mice and correlations between body temperature and physiologic parameters J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 52: 577-83, 2013.

Gaertner DJ, Hankenson FC, Hallman T, Batchelder MA. Anesthesia and Analgesia in Rodents. Academic Press, CA : , 2008.

Hankenson FC*, Garzel LM, Fischer DD, Nolan B, Hankenson KD Evaluation of tail biopsy collection in laboratory mice (Mus musculus): vertebral ossification, DNA quantity and acute behavioral responses. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 47: 10-18, 2008.

BA (Chemistry/English) Indiana University, 1993

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Purdue University, 1997

MS (Microbiology) University of Washington, 2001

MFA (Writing) Pacific Lutheran University, 2024

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

University of Washington (1997 to 2001)
Laboratory Animal Medicine

University of Washington - Dept. of Microbiology & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (1997 to 2001)
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Comparative Medicine