Current and Recent Lab Members


Hazel L. Sive, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
sive at wi dot mit dot edu


Hazel Sive is Professor of Biology at MIT, Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Associate Member of the Broad Institute. She received the B.Sc. Hons. from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and the Ph.D. from Rockefeller University. Her groundbreaking research focuses on neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders, as well as fundamental processes underlying brain and craniofacial development.

Dr. Sive also focuses on education and training. She is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT’s highest undergraduate teaching award. She teaches Introductory Biology to many undergraduates as well as Developmental Biology. She is former Associate Dean of Science with oversight for equity and education. Dr. Sive is Director of MIT-Africa, an initiative that promotes collaboration between MIT and Africa, and Director of Higher Education for the new Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at MIT. She is committed to communicating to the powerful contributions that scientific research makes to health and society.


Heather Ferguson
Admin. Lab Manager
ferguson at wi dot mit dot edu 


Current  |  Alumni


Cas Bresilla
Technical Associate

Isabel Gallego
Masters Student
gallego at wi dot mit dot edu

Ashwin Lokapally
Postdoctoral Associate
ashwinl at wi dot mit dot edu

Olivier Paugois
Technical Assistant
paugois at wi dot mit dot edu

Monika Saxena
Postdoctoral Associate
monika at wi dot mit dot edu

Danielle Tomasello
Postdoctoral Fellow
dltom at wi dot mit dot edu

Adrianna Vandeuren
Masters Student
avdeuren at wi dot mit dot edu 617-258-5200