Dr Rana Dajani

Associate Professor, Department of Biology

& Biotechnology, Hashemite University-Radcliffe fellow,

Harvard University

Rana Dajani has a Ph.D. in molecular cell biology, is a Harvard Radcliff fellow, a Fulbrighter, Eisenhower Fellow, an Associate Professor, a former center of studies director, Hashemite University, Jordan, Yale and a Cambridge visiting professor. She is a world expert on genetics of Circassian and Chechan populations in Jordan. She has established stem cell research on ethics law in Jordan and an advocate for biological evolution and Islam, and a speaker at McGill University and MIT.

Jordan team leader in studying refugee youth with Yale University. Higher education reform expert, member UN women Jordan advisory council. Writer in Science and Nature, Established a women mentor network, received PEER award 2014.

Most influential women scientists in Islamic World, 12 among100 most influential Arab women 2015, women in science hall of fame 2015, King Hussein Cancer Institute for cancer and biotechnology award 2009and 2016 Global Changemaker Award IIE/Fulbright.Higher Education Reform Expert EU-TEMPUS, Jordan, founder service learning center, Hashemite University, speaker at TEDxDeadsea, World Islamic Economic Forum 2012 and World Science Forum 2015. Developed a community-based model “We love reading” to encourage children to read for pleasure received Synergos Arab world social innovators 2009, WISE Award 2014, King Hussein Medal of Honor 2014, Star Award 2015, IDEO.org best refugee education program 2015, UNESCO International Literacy Prize 2017. 

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