Hanan A. Hashem is an associate professor of plant physiology at Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt since 2014. She received a BSc degree in Botany from Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University in 1996 followed by MSc in 2000 focused on “Molecular and Physiological Studies on Heat Shock Protein Expression in a Stressed Plant”. Hashem got her PhD in 2006 with a thesis titled “Physiological and Molecular Actions of Jasmonic Acid on Soybean Plant” in plant physiology from Ain Shams University. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching plant physiology courses to undergraduate students. She served as a reviewer for many respected journals such as International Journal of Phytoremediation, Journal of the Science of Food, Agriculture and Acta Biológica Colombiana. Dr. Hashem is a member of the Egyptian society of experimental biology and Egyptian society of botany. Her researches focused on the physiological and molecular changes associated with environmental stress conditions in plant. The main focus of her current researches is the alleviation of deleterious effects of biotic and abiotic stresses in plants with significant economic importance using physiological and biotechnological approaches.
Assoc.prof. Hanan Hashem research interests are Antioxidant Defense Mechanisms, Heat Shock Proteins, Metabolomics, Molecular Markers, Phytohormones.