Salk Scientist Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Newswise - La Jolla, CA ---- Salk researcher Edward M. Callaway, a professor in the Systems Neurobiology Laboratories has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Callaway shares the honor with some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts.
Dr. Callaway pioneered a method that allows him to trace a single neuron's connections to its neighbors. His research is aimed at understanding how neural circuits give rise to perception and behavior and focuses primarily on the organization and function of neural circuits in the visual cortex. Relating neural circuits to function in the visual system, where correlations between neural activity and perception can be directly tested, provides fundamental insight into the basic mechanisms by which cortical circuits mediate perception.
"Election to the Academy is an honor for Ed," said William R. Brody, Salk President. "We are proud of his induction as it underscores the impact of his research and scientific contributions."
Dr. Callaway is the eleventh person from the Salk Institute to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.