Deanna Hagge, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Nepal
Dr. Deanna Hagge is the Research Director of the Mycobacterial Research Laboratories (MRL) at Anandaban, a tertiary leprosy referral hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal where she has worked since 2007.
Previously, she spent a decade in leprosy laboratory research with the Molecular Biology and Immunology Departments of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Hansen’s Disease Programs.
She acts as the onsite coordinator for several international collaborative research projects as well as primary clinical and laboratory studies. Leprosy research areas include: clinical trials, immunological complications, drug resistance, medical chart reviews, patient surveys, diagnostics, neuropathy, genetic susceptibility, transmission and helminth co-infections.