About the institute

  • Photo: Justin Knight

    SCIENTIA

    Documentary video by Itinerant Pictures on the making of SCIENTIA, a sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard located at the entrance to MIT's McGovern Institute.
  • Patrick McGovern at the 10th anniversary of the McGovern Institute, October 2010.

    Remembering Pat McGovern: A Photo Montage

    A photo montage of McGovern Institute co-founder Patrick J. McGovern. Pat McGovern passed away on March 19, 2014.
  • Patrick McGovern at the 10th anniversary of the McGovern Institute, October 2010.

    Remembering Pat McGovern: A Video Interview

    We report with great sadness the death of Pat McGovern, on March 19, 2014. Recently Pat gave an interview in which he discussed his motivation for establishing the McGovern Institute.
  • McGovern Institute Director, Robert Desimone, speaks to guests at Patrick J. McGovern's memorial service on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Photo: Justin Knight

    A Short Introduction to the McGovern Institute

    This 2-minute video, narrated by McGovern Institute Director Robert Desimone, provides an overview of the Institute including our goals, our research interests, and our accomplishments.…

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    Welcome to the McGovern Institute

    This award-winning video provides viewers with an intimate tour of the McGovern Institute and it explores the tools our researchers are using to unlock the mystery of the human brain.
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    Patricia and James Poitras ’63

    The Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research was founded through a $20M commitment to the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT from Patricia and James Poitras ‘63.