Where Cures Begin

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

NEWS
How mammals’ brains evolved to distinguish odors is nothing to sniff at
Salk study finds the relationship of “distributed circuit” components scales across species
July 18, 2019
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Gene identified that will help develop plants to fight climate change
Salk team’s finding will advance initiative to reduce atmospheric carbon through plants
July 11, 2019
SALK ARCHITECTURE
Buildings of wonder
A visual journey through Salk's world-famous architecture
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
Tony Award-Winner Laura Benanti to headline 24th Symphony at Salk
July 10, 2019
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EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Inside Salk Magazine
Spring 2019 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
MEET A SCIENTIST
Tony Hunter
American Cancer Society Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
NEWS
New computational tool lets researchers identify cells based on their chromosome shape
Salk scientists borrowed methods from computer science to develop new approach
July 8, 2019
NEWS
Deciphering how the brain encodes color and shape
Salk study reveals how the brain processes the external world using overlapping visual circuits
June 27, 2019
NEWS
Patrick Hsu named an MIT Technology Review 2019 Innovator Under 35
June 25, 2019
NEWS
Gerald Joyce elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
June 24, 2019
NEWS
Sugars that coat proteins are a possible drug target for pancreatitis
June 21, 2019
NEWS
Salk scientist Diana Hargreaves named Pew-Stewart Scholar for innovative cancer research
June 14, 2019
NEWS
How old are your organs? To scientists’ surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells
Salk scientists discover cellular structures with extreme longevity, leading to insights for age-associated diseases
June 6, 2019
NEWS
Salk Institute Professor Edward Callaway elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 1, 2019
NEWS
Editing of RNA may play a role in chloroplast-to-nucleus communication
Salk scientists uncover a link between RNA editing and chloroplast-to-nucleus communication that could help plants adapt to a changing world
April 19, 2019