Our mission is to understand the brain and to apply that knowledge to help people with brain disorders. To accomplish these goals, we study the brain at many levels – from molecular genetics to functional brain imaging - and we collaborate with academic, clinical, and industry partners around the world to challenge and probe the unknown. By exploring the origins of disease, our research also lays the foundation for improved treatments for those suffering from brain disorders.More about us
McGovern MIT scientist is among four being recognized for their seminal discoveries in optogenetics.
Our faculty consists of leading researchers with cutting-edge expertise and complementary approaches to understanding the brain.See all Researchers