Kay M. Tye investigates the neurobiological mechanisms underlying social and emotional processes, particularly those relevant to psychiatric disease.

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Kay M. Tye is the Wylie Vale Chair of the Systems Neuroscience Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where she is also a member of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, San Diego. She holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco and has been a professor since 2012. She's been recognized with a number of prestigious research awards, including the New Innovator Award and the Pioneer Award, along with those received for mentoring at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. Tye currently serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute of Mental Health.

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