Hannah Alexander

Hannah Alexander at her deskAdjunct Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

301A Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Education

B.S. Biology, 1970, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
M.S. Microbiology and Genetics, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
High School Science Teaching Degree, 1976, School of Education, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, 1992 Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri

Research Interests

Hannah has conducted research in the Alexander lab for 20+ years, studying the molecular basis of resistance to anticancer drugs. Believing that increased public understanding of science will result in increased trust in and support of science, Hannah is now concentrating on science outreach and interaction with the community and has developed programs to train students to communicate science to lay adult audiences, most prominently the Science and Me program. She is also an active member of the Public Outreach Committee for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

Professional Experience

 2012-Present Member, Public Outreach Committee, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 2008-Present Public Understanding of Science – Graduate course and community engagement
 2008-Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
 2000-2008 Research Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
 2006-2007 Visiting Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
1995-2000 Research Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
1992-1995 Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
1985-1987 Scientific Associate, Department of Molecular Biology, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California (Laboratory of Richard A. Lerner)
1980-1985 Senior Research Technician, Department of Molecular Biology, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California (Laboratory of Richard A. Lerner)
1976-1980 Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts (Laboratory of A.L. Sonenshein)
1975-1976 High School Biology Teacher, Hadassah Israel Education Services, Jerusalem, Israel
1973-1975 Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Biology, Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (Laboratory of R. Sussman)
1972-1973 Research Assistant, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Laboratory of A. Torriani)