Lynn Hannum

Associate Professor of Biology

Box 5741

Phone: 207-859-5741
Fax: 207-859-5705
Mailing Address:
5741 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8857
Hannum, Lynn


Ph.D. Immunobiology, Yale University 1999
B.S. Biology, Bates College 1987

Areas of Expertise

  • Immunology

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
BI163 CThe Cellular Basis of Life
BI225 AImmunology
BI225 BImmunology

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
BI 163The Cellular Basis of Life
BI 198Disease and Defense
BI 225Immunology
BI 325Advanced Immunology


Developing Immunologists: a role for undergraduate education
Hannum, L., Kurt, R.A., and Walser-Kuntz, D.R. 2016. Developing immunologists: a role for undergraduate education. Trends in Immunology 37:425-426.

Kaplan*, J.E., Chrenek*, R.D., Morash*, J.G., Ruksznis*, C.M., and L.G. Hannum. 2008. Rhythmic patterns in phagocytosis and the production of reactive oxygen species by zebrafish leukocytes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 151: 726-730.
Colby student authors: Jessica Kaplan '07, Ryan Chrenek '08, Joel Morash '05, Cat Ruksznis '10

Anderson, S.M., Hannum L.G, and M.J. Shlomchik. 2006. Memory B cell survival and function in the absence of secreted antibody and immune complexes on follicular dendritic cells. Journal of Immunology 176(8): 4515-4519.

Wong, S.F., Wen, L., Tang, M., Ramanathan, M., Visintin, I., Daugherty, J., Hannum, L.G., Janeway, C.A., and M.J. Shlomchik. 2004. Investigation of the role of B cells in type 1 diabetes in the NOD mouse. Diabetes 53: 2581-2587.

Harris, D.E., Hannum L., and S. Gupta. 2004. Contributing factors to student success in Anatomy and Physiology. American Biology Teacher 66:168-175.

Hannum, L.G. and D. E. Harris. 2003. Age is no barrier to success in a computer-intensive human biology course. Journal of College Science Teaching 33:14-17.

Hannum, L. G., Haberman, A. M., Anderson, S. A., and M. J. Shlomchik. 2000. Germinal center initiation, variable gene region hypermutation, and mutant B cell selection without detectable immune complexes on follicular dendritic cells. Journal of Experimental Medicine 192: 931-942.

Levine, M. H., Haberman, A. M., Sant'Angelo, D. B., Hannum, L. G., Cancro, M. P., Janeway C. A. Jr., and M. J. Shlomchik. 2000. A B cell receptor-specific selection step governs immature to mature B cell differentiation. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 97:2743-2748.

Golovkina, T. V., Shlomchik, M., Hannum, L. G., and A. Chervonsky. 1999. Organogenic role of B lymphocytes in mucosal immunity. Science 286: 1965-68.

Chan, O. T. M, Hannum, L. G., Haberman, A. M., Madaio, M. P., and M. J. Shlomchik. 1999. A novel mouse with B cells but lacking serum antibody reveals an antibody-independent role for B cells in murine lupus. Journal of Experimental Medicine 189: 1639-48

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