Leadership

Academic Council

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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.

Faculty


Tatyana Sharpee

Chair
Professor
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
Edwin K. Hunter Chair

Martyn Goulding

Past Chair
Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Frederick W. and Joanna J. Mitchell Chair

Reuben Shaw

Chair Elect
Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
William R. Brody Chair

Kenta Asahina

Assistant Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
The Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair in Neurobiology

Eiman Azim

Assistant Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
William Scandling Developmental Chair

Wolfgang Busch

Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Integrative Biology Laboratory

Edward Callaway

Professor
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Vincent J. Coates Chair in Molecular Neurobiology

Graham McVicker

Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Genetics
Integrative Biology Laboratory
Frederick B. Rentschler Developmental Chair

Axel Nimmerjahn

Associate Professor
Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center

Sam Pfaff

Professor
Gene Expression Laboratory
Benjamin H. Lewis Chair

Kay Tye

Professor
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Wylie Vale Chair