Biographies

Lynn Wood Harwell, JD, MBA is the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center's Executive Director. Lynn provides overall leadership and oversight of the administration and operations of the Center including strategic planning, HNDC program development, and outreach/fundraising initiatives. Most recently, Lynn served as Deputy to the Governing Board Chair at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). While at CIRM, Lynn's primary responsibilities included management of $3 billion authorized in general obligation bonds to support stem cell research and facilities, as well as leading public policy initiatives and outreach to stakeholders. Lynn received her JD/MBA from Harvard Law School & Harvard Business School.


Binod Maharjan, MBA is the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center’s Research Administrator, responsible for providing support to Executive Director. He has earned his MBA degree in Finance from City University of Seattle. He has over five years of experience in administrative support role.