Ann Graybiel is a neuroscientist and investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. Her research focuses on the basal ganglia, a group of forebrain structures involved in controlling movement, cognition, and habit learning. Her insights into the brain are relevant to understanding a variety of diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and drug addiction. Graybiel has been honored with the National Medal of Science, MIT’s Killian Faculty Achievement Award, the Woman Leader of Parkinson’s Science award, and the 2012 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine.