Our Staff

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


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Pattie Altizio

Executive Assistant to Jennifer Doudna

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Melanie Leavitt Cantarutti

Chief of Staff

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Kevin Doxzen, Ph.D.

Science Communications Specialist

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Yulia Golubovskaya, M.S.

Financial Officer

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Hope Henderson

Science Writer

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Ariana Hirsh

Lab Operations Manager

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Megan Hochstrasser, Ph.D.

Science Communications Manager

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Maya Kostman

Science Illustrator

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Mara McClellan

Senior Director of Development

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Kristy Nordahl

Administrative Operations Manager

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Marta Ortega

Lab Operations Research Associate

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Clarice de Azevedo Souza, Ph.D.

Project Manager

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Lea Witkowsky, Ph.D.

Project/Policy Analyst


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Myeong-Je Cho, Ph.D.

Director and PI of Plant Genomics and Transformation Facility

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Baljeet Gill, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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Luzminda Hilario, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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Jesse Jones

Research Associate

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Xiuli Shen, Ph.D.

Associate Specialist

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Jaclyn Tanaka

Lab Manager

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Michelle Tjahjadi, M.S.

Associate Specialist

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Dominick Tucker

Research Associate

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Stacia Wyman, Ph.D.

Senior Genomics Scientist

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Elaine Zhang, M.S.

Research Associate

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