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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Madelyn Gelpi, M.P.P.

Diversity and Outreach Manager

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Audrey Glynn, Ph.D.

Senior Program Manager, Health Portfolio

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Yulia Golubovskaya, M.S.

Financial Officer

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Nick Guerette, B.S.

Facilities Management Specialist

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Project Co-Lead

Hope Henderson, Ph.D.

Communications Strategist

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CRISPR in Agriculture

Melinda Kliegman, Ph.D.

Director, Public Impact

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Maya Peters Kostman, B.A.

Science Illustrator

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Madalyn Lesman, M.A.

Project Manager

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Tom Luong

Financial Analyst

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Zilose Lyons

Administrative Officer, Operations and Program Support

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Joshua Miller

Lab Operations Manager

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Andy Murdock, Ph.D.

Communications Director

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Elizabeth Njuguna, Ph.D.

Climate Impact Manager

Dayshante O’Neal

Facilities Coordinator

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Teddy Prompichai, B.A.

Building Manager

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Glenn Ramit

Design Lead

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Carolyn Sherry, M.B.A.

Program Manager

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Clarice de Azevedo Souza, Ph.D.

Senior Program Manager, Climate and Sustainable Agriculture

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Iman Sylvain, Ph.D.

Project Manager

Christine Wang

Administrative Officer

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Manar Zaghlula, Ph.D.

Health Policy 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

Viet Cao

Viet Cao, Ph.D.

Associate Specialist

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Alex Ehrenberg


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Barbara Sade Perez Escareno

Research Associate

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Jamie Gardner, B.S.

Research Associate

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Jesse Jones, B.S.

Lab Manager

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Naio Koehler, B.S.

Research Associate

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Netravathi Krishnappa, M.Sc.

NGS Core Operations Manager

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Madeleine Maker

Research Associate

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Bibiana Onoa, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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Agnès Oromí-Bosch

Research Associate

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Marta Ortega

Lab Operations Research Associate

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Cassandra Quero

Research Associate

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Alice Yunsi Refermat, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for CRISPR Target Discovery; Women in Enterprising Science Fellow (2022-2023)

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Viviana Salinas-Rios, M.S.

Research Associate

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Leo Song, B.A.

Research Associate & Lab Manager

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Abbey Stevens, B.S.

Research Associate

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Sarah Weber

Research Associate

Elaine Zhang

Elaine Zhang, M.S.

Project Manager

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