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Dr. Hazel Sive

Hazel Sive is Professor of Biology at MIT, a Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, an Associate Member of the Broad Institute and an MIT 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 neural 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. At MIT, she is 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 Director of the MIT-South Africa Program and Coordinator of the MIT-AFRICA Initiative. Dr. Sive is committed to communicating the powerful contributions that scientific research makes to human health and society.