The National Academy of Sciences recently announced that Salk Institute for Biological Studies professor Edward Callaway is one of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates to be elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors accorded to a U.S. scientist. Callaway’s recognition brings the number of Salk faculty elected to the NAS to 16.
Callaway, the Vincent J. Coates Chair in Molecular Neurobiology and professor in the Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, studies the billions of cells that make up the brain, with an emphasis on the organization and development of the brain’s visual circuits. His work focuses on deciphering the neural map — how each neuron and cell type is connected and what function they have within the brain.