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) aims 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.

In the past ten years KIBM has granted several million dollars to investigators at various researchers in La Jolla. The Salk Institute is home to many of the world’s leaders within the field of neuroscience, including computational neuroscience, spinal circuitry, pain, movement, learning, vision, psychiatric and development disorders, and age-related decline.

Directors

Rusty Gage

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

Nicholas C. Spitzer

UCSD Neurobiology
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
Hearst Foundation Development Chair


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


Edward Callaway

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


Sreekanth Chalasani

Associate Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory


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