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Salk Women & Science

Janelle Ayres, assistant professor in the Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, discussed her research with the presentation, "Good bugs vs bad bugs: Using the intestinal microbiota to treat infectious diseases." Dr. Ayres studies the defense strategies that enable a host cell to survive and even thrive when interacting with microbes. She provided some of the first evidence that tolerance is crucial for defense against infections in animals.

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High School Science Day

Salk High School Science Day 2014

Salk Institute welcomed students from all over San Diego to the March of Dimes, High School Science Day. More than 200 students got the opportunity to attend presentations by Shrek Chalasani and our president, Bill Brody, and to tour Salk's research facilities.

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The Art and Science of Cuisine

The Art and Science of Cuisine

An inaugural culinary event at the Salk Institute certain to whet appetites. Salk Science of Cuisine, fused the most recent scientific discoveries with novel kitchen theory, this celebration of food and science reinvigorated lifestyle choices and ushered in a new year of wellness. Click here to view videos of this event>>

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President's Club Annual Holiday Luncheon

On December 5, 2013, President's Club members attended the annual holiday luncheon hosted by Salk president, Bill Brody. Martin Hetzer, professor in the Molecular and Cell Biology Lab, gave a presentation titled, The Brain's Achilles Heel: Old Proteins. Hetzer studies developmental and pathological changes in the organization and functions of the cell nucleus as it relates to aging. Dr. Brody spoke about the Healthy Aging initiative of the Campaign for Salk, an effort that supports research that examines the development of chronic diseases of aging. To learn more about the President's Club, please visit or call (858) 453-4100 x 1405.

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Salk Science & Music Series - Sean Chen & Fred Gage

Sean Chen and Fred Gage

Prompted by a magnificent gift of Steinway Concert Grand #191 from generous Salk benefactor Conrad Prebys, the Salk Institute organized a music series that melds both amazing science and inspiring music for the San Diego community. The first performance featured pianist Sean Chen, 2013 DeHaan Classical Fellow and 2013 Van Cliburn Crystal Winner along with Salk scientist Fred Gage from the Laboratory of Genetics. Click here to view videos of this event>>

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Obesity, Diet and Diabetes: Salk's Impact on Your Health


Learn about cutting-edge research at the Salk Institute and discover what laboratory findings may mean for the future of diabetes prevention and treatment.

The subject was diabetes at the Institute's first-ever Salk Exchange, a panel discussion and forum for the general public held on September 13. More than 200 neighbors and friends of Salk were on hand as faculty members Marc Montminy, Ron Evans, Satchidananda Panda and Reuben Shaw joined Salk president William Brody and UC San Diego professor Daniel Einhorn for the program titled, "Dissecting Diabetes: What New Findings from the Lab Can Mean for You." Event underwriting was generously provided by the L. and M. Rosenthal/Leo S. Guthman Fund and the Greenway family.

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