Hazel Hosein

Visiting Research Associate



Hazel-Ann is a visiting research associate at CMSC. She received a BSc. degree in Chemistry from The University of the West Indies in 1994 and was awarded the Perkin Elmer prize for the best analytical student that year. She then pursued an M. Phil degree in inorganic chemistry at UWI studying the electronic and magnetic properties of transition metal squarate complexes, whilst teaching high school chemistry, biology and integrated science at her alma mater. Hazel-Ann came to MSU after graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia. For her PhD dissertation she studied the use of nanoparticles engineered within the protein ferritin, for use in environmental remediation purposes, under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Strongin, a geochemist. She has an arsenal of microscopy techniques and sampling procedures, which makes her job as the "resident microscopist" both exciting and challenging. Hazel-Ann is always searching for new ways to see old things, and believes there is always a way to see more. "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" - Henry David Thoreau