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Edward M. Callaway named 2010 AAAS Fellow

Ed Callaway

Ed Callaway

Salk researcher Edward M. Callaway, a professor in the Systems Neurobiology Laboratories, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his "distinguished research on the organization and function of neocortical circuits." Election as a Fellow of the AAAS is an honor that members bestow upon their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science—a tradition that began in 1874.

Callaway's research is aimed at understanding how neural circuits give rise to perception and behavior and focuses primarily on the organization and function of neural circuits in the visual cortex. Relating neural circuits to function in the visual system, where correlations between neural activity and perception can be directly tested, provides fundamental insight into the basic mechanisms by which cortical circuits mediate perception.

A native of Southern California, Callaway received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. After traveling east to conduct postdoctoral studies at The Rockefeller University and Duke University, Callaway returned to California to join the Salk Institute, where he has been a faculty member since 1995.

With Callaway's election, the total number of Salk faculty currently designated as AAAS Fellows now stands at 13.