Where Cures Begin

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

Salk Professors Satchin Panda and Tatyana Sharpee honored with endowed chairs
February 25, 2021
Our Science
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
Salk receives $1 million from BioMed Realty to support innovative cancer research and faculty
February 24, 2021
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Now more than ever. Basic science is essential to our health.
In addition to Salk’s ongoing foundational, collaborative science exploring basic biological principles and research areas relevant to COVID-19, several new coronavirus-specific projects have recently launched. These innovative projects range from understanding the structure of the virus to mobilizing the body’s immune reaction.
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.
June 22, 2020
Every cure begins with you.
Salk team reveals never-before-seen antibody binding, informing both liver cancer and antibody design
Multi-institute collaboration uses X-ray crystallography and recombinant antibodies to uncover workings of an elusive molecule central to human health
February 17, 2021
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2020 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
Research catches up to world’s fastest-growing plant
Salk researchers discover that miniature aquatic plant provides insight into genome design principles that could enable development of next-generation crops.
February 1, 2021
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Gene Expression Laboratory
Specific bacteria in the gut prompt mother mice to neglect their pups
Salk researchers make unexpected discoveries about how a particular microbe influences animal behavior
January 29, 2021
Announcing Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
Salk’s NOMIS Center receives $9.5 million to shape the future of research into health and immunity
January 29, 2021
Salk scientists awarded $1.2 million by Larry L. Hillblom Foundation to study brain aging and dementia
January 27, 2021
New clues why gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder doesn’t work for majority of patients
Salk researchers find decreased activation of gene called LEF1 is more common in neurons of people with bipolar disorder who do not respond to lithium, pointing way to potential new treatment
January 5, 2021
Salk Assistant Professor Dmitry Lyumkis receives CAREER award from NSF
December 22, 2020
Salk Institute welcomes human resources executive Dennis Driver as new trustee
December 18, 2020