Dr. Idit Hazan

Title: Professor of Biology
Dept.: Biology
Office: Elings Hall 108

Education Background

  • University of California Irvine - Ph.D. biological Sciences (2002)
  • Technion, Israel Institute of Technology - B.Sc. in food Engineering and Biotechnology (1994)

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 2004

Areas of Expertise

My area of expertise is genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology. I am particularly interested in epigenetics, cancer biology and genetics of personality. 

Research / Accomplishments

  • Wang A, Lane S, Tian Z, Sharon A, Hazan I, Liu H (2007), Temporal and spatial control of HGC1 expression results in Hgc1 localization to the apical cells of hyphae in Candida albicans. Euk Cell. 2007 Feb;6(2):253-61.
  • Hazan, I. and Liu, H. (2004), Conserved developmental pathways regulating morphogenesis in pathogenic fungi, "Pathogenic Fungi: Cellular and Molecular Biology", Editors Gioconda San Blas, Richard Calderone, Horizon Press.
  • Hazan, I., and Liu, H. (2002). Hyphal-associated localization of Cdc42 is F-actin dependant in Candida albicans, Euk. Cell 1(6): 856-64.
  • Hazan, I., Sepulveda-Becerra, M., and Liu, H. (2002). Hyphal Elongation Is Regulated Independently of Cell Cycle in Candida albicans. Mol Biol Cell. 13, 134-45.
  • Loeb, J.D., Sepulveda-Becerra, M., Hazan, I., and Liu, H. (1999). A G1 cyclin is necessary for maintenance of filamentous growth in Candida albicans. Mol Cell Biol. 19, 4019-27.¬†

Personal Interests

  • I love to read fiction and travel.

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
I think what makes Grand View unique is the special care and attention that is given to students need. Decisions are made with the students' best interests in mind and professors spend extra time with student who need extra attention or have additional interests. Additionally, the combination of a small liberal arts school in a central urban location is also unique.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
I love interacting with students and being there for that A-ha! moment. I love when students come back to visit me after a few years and I can see how much they have grown and developed and what an important role my class has had in their education.
Dr. Idit Hazan