Leadership

Matthew Vander Heiden

Director

Responsible for scientific, strategic, and operational oversight of the Koch Institute

Darrell Irvine

Associate Director

Oversees administrative initiatives related to education, training, and DEI, as well as research programs and core facilities  

Angela Koehler

Associate Director

Oversees administration of the Robert A. Swanson (1969) Biotechnology Center and core facilities, as well as other research and community initiatives

Jane Wilkinson

Executive Director

Manages collaborative research initiatives including industry and clinical partnerships, scientific events and exchanges, corporate sponsorship, and other externally-facing programs 

Andreea O'Connell

Assistant Director for Administration

Manages key administrative operations (including finance, facilities, and human resources), oversees the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant, and liaises with MIT central administration 

Karen Sveda

Managing Director of Development

Raises philanthropic gifts to support research and programs, faculty and trainees, and other institutional priorities