Where Cures Begin

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

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
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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
Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2018 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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.
Every cure begins with you.
Salk scientists uncover the health effects of metabolic “magic bullet” protein
New model lets scientists activate health-promoting enzyme AMPK at any time and in any tissue
January 14, 2019
Salk Scientist Saket Navlakha Receives CAREER Award from NSF
January 8, 2019
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Graham McVicker
Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
Integrative Biology Laboratory
Salk team reveals clues into early development of autism spectrum disorder
Neurons from people with autism exhibit different patterns of growth and develop at a faster rate
January 7, 2019
Salk President Rusty Gage named to new five-year term to lead Institute
January 4, 2019
Thriving on teamwork: new research shows how brain cells filter information in groups
Salk discovery could help to better understand how neurons work together in networks to shape our perceptions of the world
December 31, 2018
Age is more than just a number: machine learning may be able to predict if you’re in for a healthy old age
Salk researchers analyze skin cells from more than 100 people of different ages to find molecular signatures that change as people get older
December 20, 2018
Salk’s Xin Jin receives McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award
Salk scientist receives $300,000 for study of how brain learns and memorizes actions, which can go awry in diseases such as Parkinson's and OCD
December 14, 2018
To repair DNA damage, plants need good contractors
Salk scientists reveal a complex network of genes that helps plants cope with DNA damage
December 14, 2018
Salk’s Janelle Ayres awarded $1.8 million by NOMIS Foundation for novel research on mechanisms to promote health
Ayres to study health as an active process in which microbes—including the trillions of microorganisms that call the human body home—initiate interactions that promote the health of the host.
December 12, 2018
Salk Institute earns Charity Navigator’s highest rating for eighth consecutive time
Honor recognizes Institute’s commitment to fiscal transparency and accountability
December 11, 2018
Trio of Salk scientists named among most highly cited researchers in the world
Three Salk researchers once again make the prestigious list of “Most Influential Scientific Minds” with papers ranking in the top 1 percent by citations
December 7, 2018