Monday, September 20, 2004

New Neuroscience Director at MIT

MIT to name new director of McGovern brain center
The Boston Globe
By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff  |  September 20, 2004

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will announce today that Robert Desimone, scientific director of the National Institute of Mental Health, has been chosen as its new director, according to MIT officials.

Desimone will replace Phillip A. Sharp, the Nobel laureate biologist who has led the McGovern Institute since it was created four years ago with a $350 million gift from International Data Group founder Patrick J. McGovern and his wife, Lore Harp McGovern. It was the largest gift ever pledged to a university at the time, and the McGovern Institute is a key part of MIT's efforts to develop the best neuroscience program in the world.

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