Lore Harp McGovern chairs the McGovern Institute Board of Directors.


The McGovern Institute is an integral part of MIT and is governed by a Board of Directors that includes representatives appointed by the McGovern family and by MIT. Lore Harp McGovern is the Chair of the Board of Directors. The director of the McGovern Institute is Robert Desimone, who is also the Doris and Don Berkey Professor in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Desimone was appointed by the governing board, is responsible for the overall scientific direction of the Institute, and is supported by the Institute’s administrative staff. The McGovern Institute is also guided by a Scientific Advisory Board of distinguished neuroscientists from outside MIT.

Board of Directors


Scientific Advisory Board