Hazel Sive

Trailblazers Panelist:  Prof. Hazel Sive

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Hazel Sive

Hazel Sive is Professor of Biology at MIT, Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Associate Member of the Broad Institute and a MacVicar Faculty Fellow. She received the B.Sc. Hons. from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and the Ph.D. from Rockefeller University. Her research focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as fundamental processes underlying brain and craniofacial development, using zebrafish and frog systems. She leads the Working Group on Neural Disorders for the Zebrafish Disease Models Society.

Dr. Sive also focuses on education and training. She teaches Introductory Biology to undergraduates and Developmental Biology to graduate students. She is former Associate Dean of Science with oversight for diversity and education. She led the 2011 Report on the Status of Women in Science at MIT, and continues to promote gender equity. Dr. Sive is presently Chair of the Committee on Student Life, Chair of the Faculty Postdoc Advisory Committee and co-Chair of the MITx Faculty Advisory Committee. She is Founding Director of the MIT-South Africa Program and Founding Coordinator of the MIT-AFRICA Initiative. Dr. Sive is committed to communicating the powerful contributions that scientific research makes to human health and society.


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