Hanne Hoffmann

Assistant Professor of Animal Science, Michigan State University
Chapter Member: Michigan SSN
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About Hanne

Hoffmann's research focuses on the interaction between sleep wake cycles impact on reproductive health, development and mental health. Overarching themes in Hoffmann's writings include infertility, development and pregnancy. Hoffmann is a strong advocate for women's health and works on improving management of women in labor.


In the News

Quoted by Korin Miller and Madeleine Haase in "How to Tell if You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder—and What You Can Do About It," Prevention, September 29, 2022.
Quoted by Emilie Lorditch in "Identifying Mothers at Risk of Preterm Births," MSU Today, July 29, 2021.
Quoted by Colleen Travers in "Light Therapy Lamps: What's The Difference Between Cheap And Expensive Ones?," Huffpost, November 20, 2020.


"The Transcription Factors SIX3 and VAX1 Are Required for Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Circadian Output and Fertility in Female Mice" (with Jason D Meadows, Joseph A Breur, Alexandra M Yaw, Duong Nguyen, Karen J Tonsfeldt, Austin Y Chin, Brooke M Devries, Crystal Trang, Haley J Oosterhouse, Jessica Sora Lee, Jeffrey W Doser, Michael R Gorman, David K Welsh, and Pamela L Mellon). Journal of Neuroscience Research 99, no. 10 (2021): 2625-2645.

Shows novel genes in the brain that are required to allow the body to keep track of time.  Tells when these genes are absent, this causes severe female infertility in mice.

"Low CLOCK and CRY2 in 2nd Trimester Human Maternal Blood and Risk of Preterm Birth: A Nested Case-Control Study" (with Guoli Zhou, Thu V Duong, and Eric P Kasten). Biology of Reproduction 105, no. 4 (2021): 827–836.

Identifies the molecular clock genes CRY2 and CLOCK as potential novel blood biomarkers that can predict women at increased risk for preterm birth in mid pregnancy.