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Academic Council
Academic Council

The Academic Council, as the representative of the faculty, formulates academic policies of the Salk Institute. The Council deliberates in consultation with the president, and its recommendations are subject to periodic review by the voting faculty. Matters of academic policy include academic programs, academic appointments and promotions, and use of the Institute’s research space.

Presently, the Academic Council consists of seven members from the ranks of professor and three members from the ranks of the associate and assistant professors, all of whom are elected by the voting faculty. The chair of the faculty is also the chair of the Academic Council and is elected to serve a one-year term.

The Academic Council establishes the academic Appointments Committee and establishes as many other faculty committees as it deems necessary for formulating and implementing academic policy. The membership of the faculty committees is approved by the president. The past chair, current chair, and chair-elect also serve on the Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute.

Beverly M. Emerson
Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Edwin K. Hunter Chair

Edward M. Callaway
Systems Neurobiology Laboratories
Audrey Geisel Chair in Biomedical Science

Greg Lemke
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Françoise Gilot-Salk Chair

Sreekanth Chalasani
Assistant Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair in Neurobiology

Joseph R. Ecker
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator
Salk International Council Chair in Genetics


Julie A. Law
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory

Samuel Pfaff
Gene Expression Laboratory
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Benjamin H. Lewis Chair

John H. Reynolds
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory

Alan Saghatelian
Clayton Foundations Laboratories for Peptide Biology

Tatyana Sharpee
Associate Professor
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory

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