Dr. Lemke is Françoise Gilot-Salk Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he is a member of the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory and Co-Director of the Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Laboratory. He is also Adjunct Professor of Neurosciences, and Biomedical Sciences, at the University of California San Diego. He joined the Salk Institute in 1985, where he has served as Chair of the Faculty on three occasions. Among his awards, he is a former Pew Scholar and Rita Allen scholar, a Javits awardee of the NINDS/NIH, and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His lab has made major contributions to science’s understanding of the role that receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and their ligands, including AXL and GAS6, play in mammalian development and physiology. His laboratory currently studies how this family functions in immune regulation, virus infection, and cancer.