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President's Club continues a holiday tradition

Some of Salk's most dedicated supporters gathered at the Institute December 5 for the annual President's Club holiday luncheon. The President's Club consists of donors who contribute $2,500 or more each year to the Salk Annual Fund—a diverse group that includes friends, volunteers, faculty and staff. At the luncheon, Salk president William R. Brody spoke about the Healthy Aging initiative of the Campaign for Salk, an effort that supports research into chronic diseases associated with aging. Martin Hetzer, a 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 they relate to aging. The consensus of the crowd, which numbered nearly 70 people, was that it was an outstanding event, and they're very much looking forward to the 2014 holiday luncheon.



To learn more about the President's Club, please visit www.salk.edu/presidentsclub/ or call (858) 453-4100 x 1405.