At the Frontiers of Discovery

There are all kinds of diseases that threaten human health. And one institute dedicated to solving how they work. From its inception, the Salk Institute has built its remarkable success on three cornerstones: recruiting the best scientists in the world, fostering a highly collaborative culture across disciplines, and establishing an institutional structure that is unencumbered by conventional academic hierarchies.

With the advent of new scientific fields and recently emerging technologies, we are ready to build on our traditional strengths and advance to the next level of achievement.

In its focus on molecular biology and genetics, neuroscience and plant biology, Salk studies virtually every condition. Whether you scan the Internet or research the most esteemed professional journals, you will see our work behind the latest discoveries that advance understanding.


In Pursuit of Answers