Dr. Alyssa H. Hasty is a pathologist and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hasty’s research interests focus on the role of macrophages in obesity and cardiometabolic disease. She is interested in the contribution of microglial cells to the iron excess observed in Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Hasty completed her doctoral degree in pathology at Vanderbilt University and postdoctoral fellowships at Tokyo University and Vanderbilt University. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2001.