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


Chair

Reuben Shaw, PhD

Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
William R. Brody Chair

Chair Elect

Wolfgang Busch, PhD

Professor
Integrative Biology Laboratory
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Hess Chair in Plant Science

Past Chair

Tatyana Sharpee, PhD

Professor
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
Integrative Biology Laboratory
Edwin K. Hunter Chair

Edward Callaway, PhD

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

Sreekanth Chalasani, PhD

Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Susan Kaech, PhD

Professor and Director
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
NOMIS Chair

Jan Karlseder, PhD

Senior Vice President, Chief Science Officer
Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Donald and Darlene Shiley Chair

Pallav Kosuri, PhD

Assistant Professor
Integrative Biology Laboratory
Hearst Foundation Developmental Chair

Julie Law, PhD

Associate Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory

Graham McVicker, PhD

Associate Professor
Laboratory of Genetics

Axel Nimmerjahn, PhD

Associate Professor
Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center