Francis T Hane

Ph.D.

Francis T Hane

Dr Hane is a post-doctoral fellow at TBRRI. He earned a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Waterloo. He has contributed numerous conference talks and poster presentations. His doctoral work examined the role of metals and aggregation inhibitors on amyloid-ß, the protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. The discoveries are important in understanding the very initial stages of the Alzheimer’s disease cascade. Dr Hane has published 20 peer-reviewed papers and carries a 1.42 field-weighted citation impact, H-index of 5, with 30.8% of his work appearing in the top 10% most cited journals worldwide. 33.3% of his collaboration has been International, co-authored by researchers in other countries. Since completing his PhD, Dr Hane trained as a post-doctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr Albert. Dr Hane is presently working on developing new applications of HP gas MRI, including molecular imaging of amyloid oligomers for early detection or Alzheimer’s disease using HP xenon biosensor MRI, in collaboration with Dr Albert at TBRRI. Dr Hane is an expert on HP gas MRI molecular probes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI), Ontario, Canada