Where Cures Begin

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

Salk Institute mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Walter Eckhart
A pioneer in cancer cell biology, Eckhart died June 21 at the age of 84
June 23, 2022
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Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
Salk Institute announces historic $100M challenge gift from Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Donation will underwrite construction of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Science and Technology Center
November 12, 2021
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60 Years of Scientific Achievements
The Institute is embarking on a philanthropic campaign to expand the campus, recruit new researchers and instill added resilience in our bodies and planet.
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.
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.
Statement on the Current Operations at the Salk Institute due to COVID-19
The Salk campus remains closed to the public at this time.
March 21, 2022
Hair-raising research: Salk scientists find surprising link between immune system, hair growth
Study highlights how current treatments for alopecia work on a cellular level
June 23, 2022
Salk Professor Janelle Ayres joins Cancer Grand Challenges team tackling cancer cachexia
Team will receive $25 million to study cachexia, the debilitating wasting condition responsible for up to 30 percent of cancer-related deaths
June 16, 2022
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Inside Salk Magazine
Spring 2022 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
Salk Institute scientist Christina Towers named a 2022 Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research
June 14, 2022
Dannielle Engle, PhD
Assistant Professor
Regulatory Biology Laboratory
The Salk Institute promotes three faculty members in the field of neuroscience
June 10, 2022
Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
Salk Institute appoints Bryan Robinson vice president of external relations
June 7, 2022
Salk Institute receives Charity Navigator’s highest rating for eleventh consecutive time
May 25, 2022
Salk Institute’s Terrence Sejnowski awarded Gruber Prize
May 17, 2022
Salk Institute hosts Louis Vuitton fashion show
A first for the Institute, the May 12 event was held at sunset on the iconic campus
May 13, 2022
Salk Institute welcomes biopharmaceutical executive Carol Gallagher as new trustee
May 10, 2022