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.
The Associate and Deputy Directors provide scientific advice and support to the Director. Specifically, Tony Nance administers the MBI postdoctoral fellow program and Greg Rempala serves as liaison with workshop organizing committees. Laura Kubatko and Yuan Lou are responsible for MBI education programs, Andrej Rotter chairs the MBI Colloquium Committee, and Helen Chamberlin works with the Director on diversity issues. The Directors together with the Senior Scientific Adviser Mike Reed are responsible for choosing postdoctoral fellows and for arranging their scientific programs.