Edward Callaway is a neuroscientist recognized for his work on the organization and function of neocortical circuits and development of tools for elucidation of brain circuits. Callaway was born in Los Angeles and received his B.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from The California Institute of Technology. He received postdoctoral training at The Rockefeller University and Duke University before taking his first faculty position at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In 1995 he joined the faculty of the Salk Institute and the newly founded Systems Neurobiology Laboratories, where he is now Vincent J. Coates Chair and Professor. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.