Steven E. Hyman

Steven E. Hyman, M.D., is the director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute, the Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and a member of the Dana Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Hyman joined the Broad after a decade of service as provost of Harvard University, where, as Harvard’s chief academic officer, he focused on the development of collaborative scientific initiatives. From 1996 to 2001, he served as director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Hyman is the editor of the Annual Review of Neuroscience and the founding president of the International Neuroethics Society. Prior to his government service he was the first faculty director of Harvard University's interdisciplinary Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative, where he studied the control of neural gene expression by neurotransmitters with the goal of understanding mechanisms that regulate emotion and motivation in health and illness.