We are fortunate to have the support of many generous individuals and families who believe in our mission to unlock the mystery of the brain in health and disease. Some of these people are listed below:
Patricia and James Poitras ’63
Patricia and James Poitras ’63, established the Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research. The center supports research on bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and other serious psychiatric diseases.
Doris and Donald Berkey ’42, SM ’43
Doris and Donald Berkey ’42, SM ’43 of Naples, Florida, endowed an MIT Professorship in neuroscience, with Robert Desimone, Director of the McGovern Institute, as the first incumbent.
Janet and Sheldon Razin ’59
Leadership Board member, Sheldon Razin ’59, and his wife Janet created an endowed fellowship in support of research at the McGovern Institute.
The Sydney Family
Stanley H. Sydney ’52, SM ’54, and his wife Sheila of Brookline, Massachusetts, support Ann Graybiel’s research on Parkinson’s disease.
Thomas F. Peterson, Jr. ’57
Thomas F. Peterson ’57 has been instrumental in helping the McGovern Institute acquire new technologies for brain research, including a two-photon microscope and a new MEG scanner for the Imaging Center.
Hugo Shong, General Partner of IDG Capital Partners, has made a major contribution to the McGovern Institute to establish a cooperative exchange program for postdoctoral fellows and scientists between the Institute and three Chinese universities.
The Richmond Family
A generous donation by Bard Richmond ’80 is funding a 3-year, first-of-its-kind research project at the McGovern Institute exploring the brain mechanisms underlying dyslexia.
Mark Gorenberg ’76
Mark Gorenberg ’76, a member of the McGovern Institute Leadership Board, established a new graduate student fellowship at the McGovern Institute with the hope that others will be encouraged to do the same.