The Director provides the scientific leadership, promotes the institution's mission and goals, and is responsible for the overall management and resource development of the institute. The director reports to the Board of Trustees.
The Senior Scientific Advisor acts as the Director during the Director's absence and designs and implements initiatives consistent with the MBI mission.
Three Associate Directors provide scientific advice and support to the director. Along with the Director, they visit bioscience laboratories in the public and private sectors in order to initiate and nurture interactions with the institute. Associate Director Dennis Pearl is responsible for the education programs, as well as the evaluation process. Associate Director Andrej Rotter provides leadership for the Current Topics Workshops. Associate Director Helen Chamberlin works with the Director on diversity issues. The Associate Directors together with the Senior Scientific Advisor are responsible for arranging the mentoring program for postdoctoral fellows.