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


Gerald Shadel

Chair
Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Audrey Geisel Chair in Biomedical Science

Martyn Goulding

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

Jan Karlseder

Past Chair
Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Donald and Darlene Shiley Chair

Nicola Allen

Associate Professor

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Hearst Foundation Development Chair

Eiman Azim

Assistant Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
William Scandling Developmental Chair

Wolfgang Busch

Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Integrative Biology Laboratory

Julie Law

Associate Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Hearst Foundation Developmental Chair

Dmitry Lyumkis

Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Genetics

Sam Pfaff

Professor
Gene Expression Laboratory
Benjamin H. Lewis Chair

Reuben Shaw

Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
William R. Brody Chair

Kay Tye

Professor
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Wylie Vale Chair