Where Cures Begin

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

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Researchers report new methods to identify Alzheimer’s drug candidates that have anti-aging properties
Salk research focuses on the development of compounds that may protect against the diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s
November 13, 2018
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Salk awarded $19.2 million by the American Heart Association-Allen Initiative to study Alzheimer’s and aging in the brain
Multidisciplinary team led by Salk President Rusty Gage will unravel the mysteries of age-related cognitive decline as a failure of interconnected biological systems
November 9, 2018
NEWS
Genetic “whodunnit” for cancer gene solved
Salk scientists find how the enzyme AMPK, largely thought to suppress cancer, actually helps some tumors survive
November 8, 2018
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.
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Every cure begins with you.
NEWS
Clodagh O’Shea receives Allen Distinguished Investigator award to study genome
Salk scientist will lead charge to elucidate how DNA is packaged to enable and prevent access to genes, with potential to impact a range of biological questions
October 30, 2018
NEWS
Salk mourns the passing of immunology titan Melvin Cohn, PhD, founding fellow of the Salk Institute and a pioneer in the field of gene regulation
October 24, 2018
EDUCATION OUTREACH
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Janelle Ayres
Associate Professor
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
NEWS
Salk scientists advance ultrasound technology for neurological therapy
Salk team takes pioneering sonogenetics technology to next level with $750,000 award
October 22, 2018
NEWS
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte one of TIME magazine’s “50 Most Influential People in Health Care” for 2018
Salk scientist recognized for scientific innovations in organ regeneration and transplant technologies
October 18, 2018
NEWS
Brain cells called astrocytes have unexpected role in brain “plasticity”
Salk researchers show protein made by astrocytes enables the brain’s maturation and regulates its flexibility
October 18, 2018
NEWS
Salk awarded Keeping It Modern grant by Getty Foundation
$200,000 award will aid in preservation of Louis Kahn-designed concrete facades
October 12, 2018
NEWS
Dannielle Engle, rising star in pancreatic cancer research, to join Salk Institute
October 9, 2018
NEWS
Salk’s Janelle Ayres receives NIH Pioneer Award for novel approaches to infectious disease
October 2, 2018
NEWS
$1.6 Million CIRM grant supports potential diabetes treatment
Salk scientists awarded translational grant for stem-cell-based therapy
September 26, 2018
Inside Salk Magazine
Fall 2018 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
NEWS
Salk’s Tatyana Sharpee elected 2018 Fellow of American Physical Society
September 25, 2018