Basic & Clinical Sciences

Associate Professor
Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Focus: Drug Development

Contact Information
(518) 694-7238

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Martha A. Hass, PH.D.


  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute


  • Organic Chemistry I & II 
  • Seminar I & II
  • Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques I


  • Our research goals are focused on characterization of the physiologic roles that lipids and lipid-derived mediators play in normal and pathological bladder conditions, particularly bladder pathology associated with partial outlet obstruction secondary to benign prostate hyperplasia. Our work includes characterization of lipids and lipid-derived mediators, metabolic enzymes in lipid pathways, and more recently oxidatively modified lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Our research projects also include the synthesis of biologically active molecules designed for treatment of ischemic bladder diseases.


  • Dr. Hass was awarded a three year research grant in 2011 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a series of chemical compounds that could prove instrumental in limiting the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.


Hass, MA and Moon, D. “Natural Products” in Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, 3rd edition. Hanan, Z. I. and Dugan, J.M, eds., Thomson Delmar Learning: Clifton Park, NY, 2004. 
Hass, M..A. and Levin, R.M. “The Role of Lipids and Lipid Metabolites in Urinary Bladder Dysfunction Induced by Partial Outlet Obstruction” in Bladder Disease: Research Concepts and Applications, Atala, A. and Slade, D., eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

Hass, MA; Levin RM. The Role of Lipids and Lipid Metabolites in Urinary Bladder Dysfunction Induced by Partial Outlet Obstruction. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 2003; 539 (Pt A0:217-37).

Levin, RM; Chichester, P; Hass, MA; Gosling, JA; Buttyan, R. Obstructive Bladder Dysfunction: Morphological, Biochemical and Molecular Changes. Eur. Urol. Suppl 2002, 14-20.