Leo M. Chalupa

Leo Chalupa
Leo M. Chalupa
Neurobiologist; Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington University

LEO M. CHALUPA became the university’s first vice president for research in 2009. In that role, he has overseen the strategic and operational development of the university’s research enterprise. He is currently a professor of pharmacology and physiology in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

An accomplished scientist and administrator, Dr. Chalupa came 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.