|Endowed Chair Recipients||Endowed Chairs|
|Thomas Albright Professor and Director Vision Center Laboratory||Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research|
|William Brody President Salk Institute for Biological Studies||Irwin M. Jacobs Presidential Chair|
|Edward Callaway Professor Systems Neurobiology Laboratories||Audrey Geisel Chair in Biomedical Science|
|Joanne Chory Professor and Director Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory||Howard H. and Maryam R. Newman Chair in Plant Biology|
|Joseph Ecker Professor Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory||Salk International Council Chair in Genetics|
|Beverly Emerson Professor Regulatory Biology Laboratory||Edwin K. Hunter Chair|
|Ronald Evans Professor Gene Expression Laboratory||March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology|
|Rusty Gage Professor Laboratory of Genetics||Vi and John Adler Chair for Research on Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease|
|Martyn Goulding Professor Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory||Frederick W. and Joanna J. Mitchell Chair|
|Martin Hetzer Professor Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory||Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation Chair|
|Tony Hunter American Cancer Society Professor Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory||Renato Dulbecco Chair|
|Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte Professor Gene Expression Laboratory||Roger Guillemin Chair|
|Jan Karlseder Professor Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory||Donald and Darlene Shiley Chair|
|Christopher Kintner Professor Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory||Rita and Richard Atkinson Chair|
|Kuo-Fen Lee Professor Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology||Helen McLoraine Chair in Molecular Neurobiology|
|Greg Lemke Professor Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory||Françoise Gilot-Salk Chair|
|Vicki Lundblad Professor Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory||Ralph S. and Becky O’Connor Chair|
|Marc Montminy Professor Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology||J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation Chair|
|Joseph Noel Professor and Director Jack H. Skirball Center for Chemical Biology and Proteomics||Arthur and Julie Woodrow Chair|
|Dennis O’Leary Professor Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory||Vincent J. Coates Chair in Molecular Neurobiology|
|Samuel Pfaff Professor Gene Expression Laboratory||Benjamin H. Lewis Chair|
|John Reynolds Professor Systems Neurobiology Laboratory||Fiona and Sanjay Jha Chair in Neuroscience|
|Alan Saghatelian Professor Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology||Dr. Frederik Paulsen Chair|
|Paul Sawchenko Professor and Laboratory Head Laboratory of Neuronal Structure and Function||Wylie Vale Chair|
|Terrence Sejnowski Professor and Laboratory Head Computational Neurobiology Laboratory||Francis Crick Chair|
|Inder Verma Professor Laboratory of Genetics||Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair in Exemplary Life Science|
|Geoffrey Wahl Professor Gene Expression Laboratory||Daniel and Martina Lewis Chair|
Awards and Accolades
Endowed ChairsThe Joan Klein and Irwin Mark Jacobs Senior Scientist Endowed Chair Challenge began in 2008 to encourage donors to establish endowed chairs for Salk senior scientists. For every $2 million donor contribution toward a chair, the Jacobs added $1 million to achieve the $3 million required to fully endow a chair. To date, the Jacobs Challenge has resulted in 18 chairs.
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Developmental ChairsThis academic honor is bestowed on scientists in recognition of their achievements in their field of study and to further support their careers. The impressive number of chairs awarded to Salk Institute’s assistant and associate professors reflects the excellence and promise of their scientific research.
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|Developmental Chair Recipients||Developmental Chairs|
|Nicola Allen Assistant Professor Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory||Hearst Foundation Developmental Chair|
|Hu Cang Assistant Professor Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center||Frederick B. Rentschler Developmental Chair|
|Xin Jin Assistant Professor Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory||Pioneer Fund Developmental Chair|
|Julie Law Assistant Professor Plant Biology Laboratory||Hearst Foundation Developmental Chair|
|Clodagh O’Shea Associate Professor Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory||William Scandling Developmental Chair|
|Tatyana Sharpee Associate Professor Computational Neurobiology Laboratory||Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair in Neurobiology|
Faculty Awards & Honors
Nobel PrizeThe Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award given for intellectual achievement in the world. As stipulated by Alfred Nobel in his will, it is awarded “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.”
Albert Lasker AwardsThe Lasker Award, which has come to be known as the “American Nobel,” recognizes basic researchers and clinical scientists whose work has been seminal to understanding and treating disease and is the most coveted award in medical science.
Gairdner Foundation International AwardThe Gairdner is one of the most prestigious awards in all of science. Founded by the late Toronto businessman James Gairdner, the Gairdner Award recognizes medical scientists “whose seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute tangible and significant achievement in biomedical sciences.”
National Academy of SciencesThe National Academy of Sciences is an organization of scientists and engineers established by Congress and dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. Members and foreign associates are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Currently, one in four Salk scientists is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
National Academy of MedicineWith a mission to advise the nation on matters of health and medicine and provide a broad view of the research enterprise, members of the National Academy of Medicine help guide medical and scientific research and identify priorities for the nation.
National Academy of EngineeringThe National Academy of Engineering promotes the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession.
National Medal of ScienceThe National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.
|Roger Guillemin 1976|
Fellows of the Royal SocietyThe Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society’s fundamental purpose is to recognize, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
American Academy of Arts and SciencesFounded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business and public affairs.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute InvestigatorsThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s flagship program, where leading scientists—called investigators—are selected through rigorous national competitions to direct Institute laboratories on the campuses of universities, research institutes and medical centers throughout the United States. The HHMI is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, and plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States.
American Philosophical Society MembersThe American Philosophical Society is an eminent scholarly organization of international reputation that promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources and community outreach. Founded in 1743, it is this country’s first learned society, and has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 265 years.