Associate Professor, Laboratory Animal Medicine , University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

Senior Associate Director, University Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pennsylvania

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Research Areas: Laboratory Animal Medicine, Rodent models of human disease,

Contact Information:
177E Old Vet Quadrangle, ULAR 3800 Spruce Street,
 Phone 215-573-3625
 Fax 215-573-9998
 Email fclaire@pobox.upenn.edu

My areas of interest surround refinement in the care and use of animals in biomedical research. In particular, the continued demand for rodents as models of human disease necessitates the refinement of diagnostics and phenotyping for these species. Rodent clinical pathology assessments are a main focus of my work and are being applied to spontaneous and experimentally-induced disease models. As well, I continue to collaborate on nonhuman primate medicine and disease research and assist with improvements in occupational health for individuals working with laboratory animals.

Garzel LM, Hankenson FC, Combs J, Hankenson KD. Use of quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis to compare quantity and stability of isolated murine DNA. Lab Anim (NY) 39: 283-289, 2010.

Wilson JM, Hankenson FC. Evaluation of an in-house rapid ELISA test for detection of Giardia in domestic sheep (Ovis aries). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 49: 809-813, 2010.

Hankenson FC, Wathen AB, Eaton K, Miyazawa T, Swiderski DL, Raphael Y. Guinea pig adenovirus infection does not inhibit cochlear transfection with human adenoviral vectors in a model of hearing loss. Comp Med 60: 130-135, 2010.

Ward GM, Cole K, Faerber J, Hankenson FC. Humidity and Cage and Bedding Temperatures in Unoccupied Static Mouse Caging After Steam Sterilization. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 48: 774-779, 2009.

Wathen AB, Myers DD, Zajkowski P, Flory G, Hankenson FC. Enoxaparin Treatment of Spontaneous Deep Vein Thrombosis in a Chronically Catheterized Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 48: 521-526, 2009.

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.

Stender R, Whitney E, Braun T, Hankenson FC Establishment of Blood Analyte Intervals for Laboratory Mice and Rats by Use of a Portable Clinical Analyzer J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 46: 47-52, 2007.

Meier T, Myers DD, Eaton KA, Ko MC, Hankenson FC. Gangrenous Clostridium perfringens infection and subsequent wound management in a Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 46: 68-73, 2007.

Oscherwitz J, Hankenson FC, Yu F, Cease KB Low-dose intraperitoneal Freund's adjuvant: toxicity and immunogenicity in mice using an immunogen targeting amyloid-beta peptide. Vaccine 24: 3018-25, 2006.

BA (Chemistry/English) Indiana University, 1993

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Purdue University, 1997

MS (Microbiology) University of Washington, 2001

ACLAM, 2002