McGovern Institute director recognized for outstanding achievement in cognitive neuroscience research.

Robert Desimone to receive the Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions Award


Robert Desimone, the Doris and Don Berkey Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, has been recognized by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society as this year’s winner of the Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions (DCC) award. Supported annually by the Kavli Foundation, the award honors senior cognitive neuroscientists for their distinguished career, leadership and mentoring in the field of cognitive neuroscience.

Desimone, who is also the director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, studies the brain mechanisms underlying attention, and most recently, has been studying animal models for brain disorders.

Desimone will deliver his prize lecture at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in March 2021.