Leo M. Chalupa

Leo Chalupa
Leo M. Chalupa
Neurobiologist; Vice President of Research, George Washington University

LEO M. CHALUPA became the university’s first vice president of research on April 1, 2009. He serves as GW’s chief research officer, charged with overseeing the strategic and operational development of their rapidly growing research enterprise.

An accomplished scientist and administrator, Dr. Chalupa caame to GW following a 34-year career at the University of California, Davis, most recently serving as the chair of neurobiology, physiology and behavior in the College of Biological Sciences. A distinguished professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at UC Davis, he founded the university’s Center for Neuroscience in 1992, as well as the Mind and Brain Center, the Brain Imaging Center and the Center for Visual Sciences.