Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research at MIT

Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research at MIT

The Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research supports research into the root causes of bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and other disorders of mood. Founded in 2007 through a $20M commitment to the McGovern Institute by Patricia and James Poitras ’63, the Center funds research into new models of psychiatric disease, improved ways to diagnose and even predict mental illness in children and adults, novel gene editing and gene therapy techniques, and more. The Center also supports collaborative projects with institutions such as the Broad Institute, McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and other clinical research centers.