Renato Dulbecco: A Giant of Cancer Biology
To understand how the Salk Institute became one of the preeminent cancer research institutions in the world, look no further than the life and work of Nobel laureate Renato Dulbecco. Read more>>
Discovery RoundupThe road to diabetes
New information about metabolic switches in fat and the liver suggest new avenues for treating diabetes.......
Discovery of plant proteins may boost agricultural yields and biofuel production
Plant oils are composed primarily of triglycerides, formed by linking together three fatty acid molecules, and are stored mostly in seeds, where they are used for energy during germination.
Complex wiring of the nervous system may rely on just a handful of genes and proteins
Researchers in the lab of Sam Pfaff have discovered a startling feature of early brain development that helps explain how complex neuron wiring patterns are programmed using just a handful of critical genes.
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PhilanthropyInaugural Alumni Fellowship awarded
Recognizing the ongoing need for postdoc support, Salk faculty issued a challenge to alumni—those scientists who trained in the Institute's labs—to match their philanthropic contributions dollar for dollar to establish the Alumni Fellowship Fund.
Qualcomm donates $1.5 million to Salk in honor of trucking pioneer
In memory of Don Schneider, former president, CEO and chairman of trucking company Schneider National, Qualcomm has made a $1.5 million gift to establish the Don Schneider Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship at the Salk Institute.
40th Annual Tax and Management Seminar for Private Foundations
The three-day conference offered a unique program featuring expert speakers and topics of importance to foundation trustees, family and staff.
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