BIBS embarks on search for new director

The Brown Institute for Brain Science is searching for a new director after Professor of Neuroscience John Donoghue, founder and former director of BIBS, stepped down in January. Donoghue is taking a sabbatical year to found and direct the Wyss Center, a neuroengineering research institute in Geneva, Switzerland, and he will remain on leave from Brown for at least two more years, he said. Donoghue led the institute since its creation in 1999. Under his oversight, BIBS became internationally recognized in brain research. Over the same period, University neuroscience offerings expanded from a single course to an expansive neuroscience curriculum across many departments. Eighty-seven members of the class of 2015 concentrated in neuroscience, marking a significant increase from recent years, according to Focal Point. “It is good for a program…

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