Where Cures Begin

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

NEWS
Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch
Salk researchers discover a set of neurons in the spinal cord that help transmit a light-touch signal from the skin to the brain
August 21, 2019
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Salk scientists Margarita Behrens and Joseph Ecker to receive over $1.6 million from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Expand Human Cell Atlas
August 19, 2019
NEWS
Tony Award-Winner Laura Benanti to headline 24th Symphony at Salk
July 10, 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
Finding a cause of neurodevelopmental disorders
Salk scientists uncover a mechanism linking a protein mutation with abnormal nervous system development
July 30, 2019
DONATE
Every cure begins with you.
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
NEWS
Two therapeutic targets identified for deadly lung cancer
Salk scientists discover a pair of enzymes whose loss drives non-small-cell lung cancer by promoting inflammation
July 26, 2019
MEET A SCIENTIST
Edward Stites
Assistant Professor
Integrative Biology Laboratory
NEWS
Unlocking therapies for hard-to-treat lung cancers
Salk scientists find that diabetes drug candidates may work against types of non-small-cell lung cancers
July 24, 2019
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
SALK ARCHITECTURE
Buildings of wonder
A visual journey through Salk's world-famous architecture
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
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