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Hannah Alexander
Hannah Alexander is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Biological Science.  She received graduate training in Microbiology and Immunology from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and the University of Missouri, Columbia.  Alexander has been a research scientist for 37 years, most recently studying mechanisms of resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs (Alexander Lab).

Alexander received a Science Teaching degree form the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and has taught high school biology.  Believing that increased public understanding of science will result in increased trust in, and support of science, she is now concentrating on Science Outreach and interaction with  the community, and is teaching the workshop “Science outreach: Public Understanding of Science” in different colleges.

Hannah Alexander is a member of the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee, whose goal is to increase involvements of ASBMB members in science outreach activities around the country.

Related Publications

*   ‘Show Me’ Science outreach to adult populations – Science and Me has been featured in the December issue of ASBMB Today, a monthly publication of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (pdf).

*    Alexander, H. Waldron, A. and Abell, S. (2011) Science and Me – A student driven science outreach program for lay adult audiences. Journal of College Science Teaching 40 (6): 38-44.  (pdf)

*   Alexander, H. and Abell, S. (2010) Science and Me: Intergenerational interaction rewards both sides.  Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 8 (1): 79-82. (pdf)