Director, McGovern Institute
McGovern Institute Director Robert Desimone is responsible for the overall scientific direction of the institute and is supported by the institute’s administrative staff. His lab studies the brain mechanisms underlying attention. Prior to joining the McGovern Institute in 2004, he was director of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Mental Health.
Jill Crittenden supports the McGovern Institute’s strategic goals by working with the director, faculty, and staff to establish research programs and communicate scientific discoveries to donors and to the public. Prior to joining the McGovern headquarters staff, Jill worked as a Research Scientist in the laboratories of Ann Graybiel and David Housman, after receiving her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Baylor College of Medicine.