Gerald Edelman

Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology

The Scripps Research Institute

Gerald Edelman is the founder and Director of The Neurosciences Institute, a non-profit research center in San Diego that studies the biological basis of higher brain functions, and separately is Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at The Scripps Research Institute. He is the recipient of the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work on the immune system. His books include Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge, Wider than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness, and Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind.