Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
leader in neuroscience
United States of America
Steven Hyman is a renowned leader in neuroscience with more than 20 years of scientific leadership experience. Dr. Hyman has served as director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and as a core faculty member of the Broad Institute since 2012. He has served as a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology since 2011. From 2001 to 2011, he served as provost of Harvard University, the University’s chief academic officer. From 1996 to 2001, he served as director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, where he emphasized investment in neuroscience and emerging genetic technologies. Dr. Hyman is the editor of the Annual Review of Neuroscience and president of the Society for Neuroscience (2015). He was elected to the Institute of Medicine, renamed the National Academy of Medicine, in 2000, where he currently serves on the governing Council, the board of Health Science Policy, and chairs the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, which brings together industry, government, academia, patient groups and foundations. He was founding president of the International Neuroethics Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Hyman received a B.A. from Yale College, an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, which he attended as a Mellon fellow, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.