Our Staff

Our staff performs day-to-day operations for the IGI, including administrative and research support.


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Susan Abrahamson, Ph.D.

Director of Intellectual Property

Pattie Altizio

Pattie Altizio

Executive Assistant to Jennifer Doudna

Melanie Leavitt Cantarutti

Melanie Leavitt Cantarutti, M.S.

Chief of Staff

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Rachel K. Evans, D.Mus.

Executive Administrative Officer

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Audrey Glynn, Ph.D.

Clinical Translation Program Manager

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Yulia Golubovskaya, M.S.

Financial Officer

Nick Guerette

Nick Guerette, B.S.

Facilities Management Specialist

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Project Co-Lead

Hope Henderson, Ph.D.

Communications Strategist

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Melinda Kliegman, Ph.D.

Director, Public Impact

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Maya Peters Kostman, B.A.

Science Illustrator

Madalyn Lesman, M.A.

Project Manager

Zilose Lyons

Administrative Officer, Operations and Program Support

Erica Moehle

Erica Moehle, Ph.D.

Project Manager

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Andy Murdock, Ph.D.

Communications Director

Kristy Nordahl

Kristy Nordahl, A.S.

Administrative Operations Manager

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Teddy Prompichai, B.A.

Building Manager


Glenn Ramit

Design Lead

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Carolyn Sherry, M.B.A.

Project Manager

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Clarice de Azevedo Souza, Ph.D.

Project Manager


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Chloe Annand

Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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George Austin, M.S.

Research Associate

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Nicole Brennick

Research Associate

Myeong-Je Cho

Myeong-Je Cho, Ph.D.

Director and PI of Plant Genomics and Transformation Facility

Brady Cress

Brady Cress, Ph.D.

P.I. Microbiome Editing Technologies

Spencer Diamond

Spencer Diamond, Ph.D.

P.I. Microbiome Modeling

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Barbara Sade Perez Escareno

Research Associate

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Andrew Fernandez, B.S.

Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor

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Ethan Jamie Gardner, B.S.

Research Associate

Baljeet Gill

Baljeet Gill, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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Luzminda Hilario, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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Jesse Jones, B.S.

Lab Manager

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Netravathi Krishnappa, M.Sc.

NGS Core Operations Manager

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Marta Ortega

Lab Operations Research Associate

Alice Yunsi Refermat

Alice Yunsi Refermat, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for CRISPR Target Discovery

Ben Rubin, Ph.D.

P.I. Microbiome Editing Applications

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Viviana Salinas-Rios, M.S.

Research Associate

Leo Song, B.A.

Research Associate & Lab Manager

Korey Sop

Korey Sop

Research Associate

Iman Sylvain

Iman Sylvain, Ph.D.

Policy Analyst Project Manager

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Anna Vardapetyan

Undergraduate Research Associate

Sarah Weber

Research Associate

Gabrielle Wright

Gabrielle Wright

Research Associate

Stacia Wyman

Stacia Wyman, Ph.D.

Senior Genomics Scientist

Elaine Zhang

Elaine Zhang, M.S.

Research Associate

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