Yasmeen Hussain


Yasmeen Hussain


Yasmeen Hussain, PhD

Seattle, WA


Yasmeen Hussain is currently a Policy Analyst and Program Manager working with a national team to advance the career and professional development of PhD scientists. Yasmeen recently completed a AAAS Congressional Fellowship sponsored by the Biophysical Society, working on science and education issues in the office of Rep. Bill Foster. Previously, Yasmeen was an associate program officer with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the National Academies, where she completed a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy fellowship. She earned her PhD in biology at the University of Washington in Seattle, where her research focused on chemical communication between sperm and eggs. Yasmeen is from Utah, where she earned BS degrees in mathematics and biology and held a position at the Bureau of Reclamation. Yasmeen volunteers her time in science education, mentoring, and reading bylaws, and currently serves on the board of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Seattle Chapter in her capacity as the co-chair of the Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science program.


Connect with Yasmeen on LinkedIn


Follow Yasmeen on Twitter


Email Yasmeen at yasmeen.hussain@umassmed.edu






Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century. Study staff contributor, National Academies Press, 2018


Responses to Recommendations in Previous Reports on Biomedical and Behavioral Researchers. Yasmeen Hussain & Amanda Field; Prepared for Committee on the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, 2017


Effective Mentoring in STEMM: Practice, Research, and Future Directions; Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief. Yasmeen Hussain & Maria Dahlberg; National Academies Press, 2017


Individual female differences in chemoattractant production change the scale of sea urchin gamete interactions. Yasmeen Hussain, Martin Sadilek, Shukri Salad, Richard Zimmer, Jeffrey Riffell; Developmental Biology, 2017


Sperm chemotaxis promotes individual fertilization success in sea urchins. Yasmeen Hussain, Jeffrey Guasto, Richard Zimmer, Roman Stocker, Jeffrey Riffell; Journal of Experimental Biology, 2016


Designated Smoking Areas at the University of Washington: Community Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs. Patricia Atwater & Yasmeen Hussain; Prepared for UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate, 2014


Blood Clot Formation Under Flow: The Importance of Factor XI Depends Strongly on Platelet Count. Aaron Fogelson, Yasmeen Hussain, Karin Leiderman; Biophysical Journal, 2011


The Many Faces of Mathematics. Yasmeen Hussain. Service Learning Capstone prepared for Univ of Utah Department of Mathematics, 2011




A Reflection on a Year in Congress; Yasmeen Hussain; Biophysical Society Blog, October 2018


Visiting the District; Yasmeen Hussain; Biophysical Society Bulletin, July 2018


Science Policy, a View from the Hill; Yasmeen Hussain; Biophysical Society Bulletin, March 2018


Making Spray-and-Pray Pay. Yasmeen Hussain; UW Biology Graduate Student Blog, 2016


Making Email Sparkly Again. Yasmeen Hussain; UW Biology Graduate Student Blog, 2015


Ciliate vs Urchin Egg. Yasmeen Hussain; UW Biology Graduate Student Blog, 2014


Talk Science, No Big Words. Yasmeen Hussain; ASCB Compass Blog, 2013




Politico Huddle. Politico, 2018


Spotlight on Yasmeen Hussain, UW ARCS Scholar (poster); ARCS Spotlight, 2017


Alumna Yasmeen Hussain receives AAAS Congressional Fellowship. UW Biology News, 2017


Hair-having animals and words. Seattle Science Writer, Sally James, 2013