Hazel Sive is Professor of Biology at MIT, Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Associate Member of the Broad Institute.
Professor Sive's groundbreaking research focuses on neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders, as well as fundamental processes underlying brain and craniofacial development. She also focuses on education and training. She is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT’s highest undergraduate teaching award. She teaches Introductory Biology, graduate Neuroscience and a new subject called Building with Cells. She is former Associate Dean of Science with oversight for equity and education. Dr. Sive is Founder and Director of MIT-Africa, an initiative that promotes mutually beneficial connections between MIT and African colleagues, 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 education and scientific research make to society.