Where Cures Begin

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

NEWS
How attention helps the brain perceive an object
Salk scientists find that attention cuts through brain “noise” that impairs visual perception
March 19, 2019
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
SALK ARCHITECTURE
Buildings of wonder
A visual journey through Salk's world-famous architecture
NEWS
Guardians of the synapse: scientists identify a new role for nerve-supporting cells
Salk scientists find that Schwann cells protect nerves against blood clotting factors that cause degeneration
March 14, 2019
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.
NEWS
Technology and business giants David Dolby and Mark Knickrehm join Salk’s Board
February 25, 2019
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EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2018 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
MEET A SCIENTIST
Susan Kaech
Professor and Director
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
NEWS
Salk scientists uncover how high-fat diet drives colorectal cancer growth
Experimental drug candidate slows cancer progression in mouse model
February 21, 2019
NEWS
Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer’s
Salk scientists identify possible healing compound in Yerba santa
February 20, 2019
NEWS
Putting the brakes on aging
A new CRISPR/Cas9 therapy can suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice, opening door for better understanding of aging in humans
February 19, 2019
NEWS
Uncovering the evolution of the brain
Salk scientists compare the development of brain cells between humans and nonhuman primates in a novel way
February 12, 2019
NEWS
When neurons get the blues: hyperactive brain cells may be to blame when antidepressants don’t work
Salk study is the first to directly examine cells from patients whose depression doesn’t respond to SSRIs
January 31, 2019
NEWS
Salk promotes Nicola Allen and Julie Law to associate professor
Early career faculty make significant contributions to neuroscience and epigenetics
January 30, 2019
NEWS
In surprising reversal, scientists find a cellular process that stops cancer before it starts
Salk research shows that cellular recycling process, thought to fuel cancer's growth, can actually prevent it
January 23, 2019
NEWS
New technologies enable better-than-ever details on genetically modified plants
Salk researchers used the latest DNA sequencing technologies to study exactly what happens at a molecular level when they insert new genes into plants
January 18, 2019
NEWS
Research confirms nerve cells made from skin cells are a valid lab model for studying disease
Salk and Stanford team shows that induced neuronal cells derived from fibroblasts are similar to neurons in the brain, on the epigenomic level
January 15, 2019