Shiva Kalinga, Ph.D.

Dad 2014cManaging Director
Phone: 617-253-2627
Address: NE47-383
Dr. Kalinga focuses on research management and administration at the center.  He works closely with staff and faculty in implementing technology driven systems and synthetic biology projects for a variety of health-related applications.  Dr. Kalinga has extensive experience in research-regulations, management and administration and science policy.  Dr. Kalinga holds a BS and MS in Microbiology from Bangalore University and PhD in Biochemistry from ETH Zurich. He was a Merck-MIT postdoctoral fellow at MIT Dept. of Bioengineering and also holds an eMBA from Bentley University.



OlgaOlga Parkin

Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 617-324-7555
Address: NE47-257
Olga manages the facilities at Technology Square and supports the laboratory personnel with purchasing, accounting procedures, Institute procedures, coordinates events for the Synthetic Biology Center and plays a key role in the daily operations.  She was awarded the Infinite Mile Award for Sustained Excellence, MIT School of Engineering in 2001. At MIT, she has served as co-convenor of the Working Group for Support Staff Issues twice and has actively participated on many Institute Committees.