Dr. Hanson is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC) under the mentorship of Drs. Bruce McManus and Michael Seidman. His research is focused on the pathogenesis of heart failure with a particular emphasis on personalizing myocarditis diagnostics. Dr. Hanson earned his Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin and completed a PhD in viral modulation of host during the pathogenesis of myocarditis in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC. He is the recipient of the 2017 Sarah Knight Fellowship from the Myocarditis Foundation. In addition to his research, Dr. Hanson is also actively engaged as the acting laboratory manager of the Cardiovascular Tissue Registry at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC, a UBC affiliated biobank repository of cardiovascular tissue specimens to be used for research purposes. Dr. Hanson anticipates starting an independent and collaborative tranlastional research career focused on cardiovascular diseases.