Professor John Donoghue was the founding chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at Brown, a position he held for thirteen years. He is currently the director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, which unites more than one hundred Brown faculty members to support interdisciplinary research on the nervous system. Dr. Donoghue received a Jacob Javits award from the NIH and won Germany’s Zulch Prize in 2007 for his research. He has received a number of awards related to his work on BrainGate, including 2004 Innovation Award for Neuroscience from Discover Magazine. Professor Donoghue is also a co-founder of Cyberkinetics, a startup company developing neurotechnologies for humans with paralysis and nervous system injuries. He has served on panels for the NIH, NSF, NASA and other federal agencies and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering.