Where Cures Begin

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

NEWS
Cells agree: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Salk scientists show that cells adapt to brief stressors by boosting antioxidants and energy production longer term
August 16, 2018
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Bribing bacteria to play nicely is good for everyone
Salk scientists find that common dietary elements cure lethal infections, eliminating the need for antibiotics
August 9, 2018
EVENT
23rd Annual Symphony at Salk

Tickets now on sale!
Featuring Tony Award Winning star of Hamilton Leslie Odom, Jr.
SCIENTIFIC INITIATIVE
Harnessing Plants Initiative: The Salk Solution
There are many ways to address the issue of climate change, and here at Salk we focus on making plants much more efficient at capturing and storing carbon.
SCIENTIFIC INITIATIVE
Conquering Cancer Initiative
Salk researchers combine foundational biological research with advanced biomedical technologies, keying in on five deadly cancers: breast (triple negative), brain (glioblastoma), pancreatic, lung and ovarian.
DONATE
Every cure begins with you.
Inside Salk Magazine
Spring/Summer 2018 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
NEWS
Joint Statement from Salk President Dr. Rusty Gage, on behalf of the Salk Institute, and Salk Professors Drs. Kathy Jones and Vicki Lundblad
August 7, 2018
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
MEET A SCIENTIST
Paul Sawchenko
Professor and Laboratory Head
Laboratory of Neuronal Structure and Function
NEWS
Back to the future: breast cancer reprises pathways found in fetal cells
Salk scientists identify genetic characteristics of fetal stem cells that may lead to breast cancer later in life
August 7, 2018
NEWS
Widespread connections among neurons help the brain distinguish smells
Organization—or lack of it—in brain’s piriform cortex allows us to differentiate one smell from another
July 24, 2018
NEWS
Depleting microbiome with antibiotics can affect glucose metabolism
Salk Institute study in mice finds microbiome-induced changes in liver may influence diabetes
July 23, 2018
NEWS
Janelle Ayres receives $1 million from W. M. Keck Foundation for infectious disease research
Salk scientist who studies infectious diseases receives grant to investigate new approaches to tackle deadly bacterial and viral infections
July 11, 2018
NEWS
An ATM that dispenses antioxidants
Salk-led study clarifies dual role of protein that watches for cellular threats and repairs damage
July 10, 2018
NEWS
What the satellites in your body do
Salk scientists discover how satellite RNA leads to cancer
July 2, 2018
NEWS
How the office org chart in your brain helps to organize your actions
Salk scientists discover how learned behaviors are organized and controlled by different brain cell types, offering insight into Parkinson’s, OCD
June 28, 2018
NEWS
Salk Institute’s Janelle Ayres wins Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists
Salk scientist studying infectious diseases and microbiome receives $250,000 prize
June 27, 2018
NEWS
Salk researchers win five competitive grants for cancer research
Padres Pedal the Cause funds 11 new collaborative cancer research projects
June 26, 2018