Organization

FACULTY LEADERSHIP

Executive Co-Director

  • Pascal Gagneux, Professor of Pathology and Anthropology, UC San Diego

Co-Directors

  • Katerina Semendeferi, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Laboratory for Human Comparative Neuroanatomy, UC San Diego
  • Gerald F. Joyce, Professor and Chief Scientific Officer, Salk Institute

Associate Directors

  • Rachel Mayberry, Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Laboratory for Multi-Modal Language Development, UC San Diego
  • Alysson R. Muotri, Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego

Internal Advisors

External Advisors

  • Alyssa Crittenden, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Evan Eichler, HHMI Principal Investigator; Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington
  • Daniel Geschwind, Gordon and Virginia Macdonald Distinguished Professor in Human Genetics, Neurology, and Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Professor and Director, Institute of Human Origins, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Joseph Henrich, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology and Chair, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
  • Terry Sejnowski, Professor and Laboratory Head, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory; Francis Crick Chair; Salk Institute
  • Anne Stone, Regents Professor and Associate Director, Center for Evolution & Medicine; School of Human Evolution and Social Change; Arizona State University
  • Sarah Tishkoff, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology, University of Pennsylvania

ADMINISTRATION

Management Services Officer

Community Engagement & Advancement Director

CyberInfrastructure Lead

CyberInfrastructure Specialist

  • Vishu Nandigam, Associate Director of Advanced CyberInfrastructure Development, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Program Coordinator


EMERITI FACULTY LEADERSHIP

CARTA leadership transitioned on July 1, 2022

Emeriti Co-Directors (2008 - 2022)

  • Ajit Varki, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego, and Adjunct Professor, The Salk Institute
  • Fred H. Gage, President, The Salk Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Neurosciences, UC San Diego
  • Margaret Schoeninger, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Anthropology, UC San Diego

Emeriti Associate Director (2008 - 2022)

  • Pascal Gagneux, Professor of Pathology and Anthropology, UC San Diego

Emeriti Internal Advisors (2008 - 2022)

Emeriti External Advisors (2008 - 2022)

  • Derek Denton, Founding Director, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne
  • Kristen Hawkes, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of Utah
  • Sarah B. Hrdy, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
  • Jon Kaas, Distinguished Centennial Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University
  • Svante Pääbo, Director, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
  • Bernard Wood, University Professor of Human Origins and Professor of Evolutionary Anatomy, George Washington University