Hannah Pettibone

  • Research Assistant, Shafer Lab, Neuroscience Initiative

Hannah graduated from the University of Michigan in 2018 where she pursued a double major in Cellular Molecular Biology and Spanish. After graduation, she moved to Madrid, Spain where she worked for a year as an elementary English teacher. After her year abroad, Hannah has rejoined Dr. Orie Shafer’s lab as a research assistant and lab manager. Hannah previously worked for Dr. Shafer at the University of Michigan when she was an undergraduate student and is thrilled to join his new lab at the Advanced Science Research Center. Her work is focused on neuronal remodeling in the circadian clock network of Drosophila and understanding how structural changes of clock neurons mediate sensory input and behavioral outputs.

Research Interests

The functional role of neuron plasticity in the circadian clock network of Drosophila


M. P. Fernandez, H. L. Pettibone, J. T. Bogart, C. J. Roell, C. E. Davey, A. Pranevicius, K. V. Huynh, S. M. Lennox, B. S. Kostadinov, O. T. Shafer. Sites of Circadian Clock Neuron Plasticity Mediate Sensory Integration and Entrainment. Current Biology, 2020, 0 (0). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.04.025.