Where Cures Begin

We explore the very foundations of life for the benefit of all.

Open Letter to the Salk Community From Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
July 26, 2017
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Salk scientists solve longstanding biological mystery of DNA organization
Researchers image 3D genome in nucleus of living human cell for the first time
July 27, 2017
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How plant architectures mimic subway networks
Salk scientists use 3D laser scanning to understand how plants optimize their growth
July 26, 2017
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Inside Salk Magazine
Spring 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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More evidence shows natural plant compound may reduce mental effects of aging
Salk scientists find benefits of antioxidant fisetin in mouse model of premature aging, Alzheimer's disease
July 10, 2017
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Integrative Biology Laboratory
Laboratory of Genetics
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How plants grow like human brains
3D scanning reveals similar statistical laws at work in both shoots and neurons
July 6, 2017
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Inside Salk Magazine
A song in bloom
When many of us look at a plant, we see a collection of stems and leaves. If it’s flowering, we might notice the shape or the color of its blossoms. When Liang Song looks at plants, she sees millions of years of evolution.

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EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
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SYMPHONY AT SALK
Featuring special guest David Foster
Join us August 26, 2017 for a concert under the stars. Tickets now on sale!
SALK TALK PODCAST
Chris Howard
When Howard is not playing D&D, he studies the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is implicated in diseases like Parkinson’s and drug addiction.

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Tilted microscopy technique better reveals protein structures
Salk Institute researcher describes new cryo-EM method to facilitate a better understanding of proteins involved in disease
July 3, 2017
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Getty Conservation Institute and Salk Institute announce completion of major conservation efforts
Getty-led research and funding partnership leads to important site repairs and long-term conservation management planning
June 30, 2017
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Salk Institute establishes architecture endowment
Salk family gift launches fund for historical landmark preservation
June 27, 2017
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New method to rapidly map the “social networks” of proteins
Salk scientists improved upon a classic approach to mapping the interactions between proteins
June 26, 2017
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Prominent scientists in immunobiology and aging research to join Salk Institute
The Salk Institute is honored to welcome two new faculty with the rank of full professor.
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Grammy legend David Foster & Friends headline at 22nd Symphony at Salk
The Salk Institute will celebrate 22 years of Symphony at Salk on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
June 16, 2017