Current and Recent Lab Members
Hazel L. Sive, Ph.D.
sive at wi dot mit dot edu
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 fundamental processes and disorders underlying brain and craniofacial development. She leads the Working Group on Neural Disorders for the Zebrafish Disease Models Society. She is committed to communicating to the powerful contributions that scientific research makes to human health and 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. 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 particularly interested in higher education, and the evolving role of faculty in teaching.