Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind


The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) transcends traditional disciplinary barriers to foster new discourse among top scientists, accelerating discoveries about the connections between mechanism and behavior. KIBM was established through a $15.5 million endowment commitment from The Kavli Foundation, shared between the Salk Institute and UC San Diego. Its mission is to support research that furthers an understanding of the origins, evolution and mechanisms of human cognition, from the brain’s physical and biochemical machinery to the experiences and behaviors called the mind.

KIBM leverages UC San Diego’s and the Salk Institute’s preeminence in such fields as neuroscience, biology, cognitive science, psychology and medicine, along with the extensive resources of the broader La Jolla scientific community, to extend its position as the pacesetter in brain-mind research and education, and as a vibrant hub for dissemination of its discoveries to advance science and benefit humankind.

Directors

Edward Callaway

Professor
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Vincent J. Coates Chair in Molecular Neurobiology
Co-Director, KIBM

Yishi Jin

Distinguished Professor
Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences
UC San Diego
Junior Seau Foundation Endowed Chair in Traumatic Brain Injury
Co-Director, KIBM


Members

Thomas Albright

Professor and Director
Vision Center Laboratory
Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research


Nicola Allen

Associate Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory


Kenta Asahina

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


Eiman Azim

Assistant Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
William Scandling Development Chair


Ursula Bellugi

Distinguished Professor Emerita
Salk Founders’ Chair


Sreekanth Chalasani

Associate Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory


Rusty Gage

Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
Vi and John Adler Chair for Research on Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease


Xin Jin

Associate Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory


Samuel Pfaff

Professor
Gene Expression Laboratory
Benjamin H. Lewis Chair


John Reynolds

Professor
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Fiona and Sanjay Jha Chair in Neuroscience


Tatyana Sharpee

Professor
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory


Terrence Sejnowski

Professor and Laboratory Head
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
Francis Crick Chair


Charles F. Stevens

Distinguished Professor Emeritus


Kay Tye

Professor
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Wylie Vale Chair