Hanane completed her PhD at Carleton University in Canada’s capital, Ottawa in 2021. Her PhD work looked at elucidating the metabolic basis and non-coding RNA coordination necessary for animals to adapt to extreme environments. Hanane has worked on everything from hypoxic naked mole rats from South Africa, hibernating lemurs from Madagascar, torpid marsupials from Chile, and freeze tolerant frogs from Canada. Hanane was awarded the Governor General’s Gold medal for the top graduating PhD Thesis.
Hanane joined the Houseley group at the end of 2021 for a postdoctoral fellowship where she is investigating the metabolic advantages and adaptations of ageing.