Collaborate with Us


The McGovern Institute’s location at the center of a thriving academic and commercial research community offers many opportunities for collaboration. We seek to take full advantage of this environment and welcome the opportunity to work with other academic and clinical institutions and with industry.

If you are interested in working with us please contact the relevant individual faculty members or refer to the following resources for more information:

  • The McGovern Institute Neurotechnology (MINT) program provides seed funding for collaborative projects targeted toward the development of new technologies for brain research. Contact MINT program director Charles Jennings for more information.
  • The Poitras Center provides support for collaborative projects targeted toward the understanding and eventual treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders. Contact Institute Director Robert Desimone for more information.
  • The Martinos Imaging Center at MIT provides access to state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities for the local research community. All studies involving human subjects must be approved by the MIT committee on use of humans as experimental subjects (COUHES). In most cases, external (non-MIT) investigators conduct work under an approved protocol for their MIT collaborator. It is also possible for external users to become affiliate investigators at MIT and to seek separate COUHES approval for their studies at the imaging center. Contact imaging center director John Gabrieli for more information.
  • The Viral Gene Transfer Core provides viral vectors for neuroscience research, and is available to both internal and external (non-MIT) researchers.
  • The Two-Photon Microscopy Core Facility provides technology for 2-photon imaging and uncaging, with separate workstations for slice physiology and in vivo imaging.
  • MIT has a long and productive history of engagement with industry and we welcome opportunities to work with companies. General inquiries can be directed to Charles Jennings, director of the MINT program. For more information about technology transfer at MIT, please visit the Technology Licensing Office website.

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  • CONTACT
    Charles Jennings
    Director, MINT Program
    Bldg 46-3160
    phone: 617-324-3977
    email: charlesj@mit.edu