Steven E. Hyman, a renowned leader in neuroscience, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, former Harvard University provost and current Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University, will become the director of the Broad Institute’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, effective February 15.
Hyman succeeds Edward Scolnick, the founding director of the Stanley Center, who launched the Stanley Center in 2007 after a distinguished career spanning psychiatric disease research, drug discovery and development, cancer research, and molecular biology. Scolnick will remain a core faculty member of the Broad and will become Chief Scientist at the Stanley Center.
“Steve Hyman is an extraordinary leader who brings remarkable expertise in neuroscience and scientific leadership as well as a deep understanding of the Broad Institute to his new role as director of the Stanley Center,” said Eric Lander, director of the Broad Institute. “Under Ed Scolnick’s leadership, the pioneering efforts of the Stanley Center have been truly remarkable. With Steve’s guidance, the Center will build on this extraordinary foundation to understand the mechanisms of psychiatric disease.”
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