Founding Director, Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center
Adrian Ivinson is the founding director of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center. Professor Ivinson helped develop the vision of an integrated and tightly managed research center engaged in groundbreaking and collaborative research at Harvard Medical School, its affiliated research hospitals, and other leading research groups around the world. From 1993-2000 he held a number of leadership positions at the Nature Publishing Group, including editor-in-chief of Nature Medicine and Publisher of the monthly journals. Professor Ivinson received his PhD in genetics from the University of Manchester in the UK where his early research career focused on the genetics of single gene disorders. Today he works on collaborative approaches to translational research aimed at understanding and treating neurological diseases, with a particular concentration on genetics, biomarkers, drug discovery, mouse models and bioethics.