Dr. Tama Hasson

Tama received her A.B. in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. She did her postdoctoral work at Yale University where she focused on the cell and developmental biology of molecular motors involved in hearing and vision. As an Assistant Professor at UC San Diego, Tama's laboratory continued her work on cytoskeleton proteins involved in hearing and deafness.

She joined the URC-Sciences staff in 2005 and became Director in 2009.  She was appointed to the inaugural position of Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research in 2012.  Dr. Hasson is the PI on UCLA's National Institutes of Health Initiative to Maximize Student Development Grant (NIH IMSD). As part of this grant she over sees the CARE Fellows & Scholars Programs, the MSD Scholars Program, the CARE Science, Engineering & Math summer program and PEERS. She also serves as the Director of the Amgen Scholars Program and the Beckman Scholars Program. Dr. Hasson serves as the faculty advisor to the UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal and co-teaches with Dr. Patty Phelps an undergraduate course in Biomedical Ethics HNRS101F in the Spring.