Where Cures Begin

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

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
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
SALK ARCHITECTURE
Buildings of wonder
A visual journey through Salk's world-famous architecture
NEWS
Message from Salk President Rusty Gage
April 18, 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
New study targets Achilles’ heel of pancreatic cancer, with promising results
Salk researchers discover a potential therapeutic target for deadly cancer
April 17, 2019
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EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2018 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
MEET A SCIENTIST
Clodagh O’Shea
Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
NEWS
Salk Institute initiative to receive more than $35 million to fight climate change
The Harnessing Plants Initiative, led by renowned plant biologist Joanne Chory, will receive funds through The Audacious Project for an innovative, scalable and bold plan to combat climate change
April 16, 2019
NEWS
Salk promotes three leading scientists in the fields of infectious disease, neurobiology and biological networks
April 16, 2019
NEWS
Salk professor Kay Tye honored with endowed chair
April 15, 2019
NEWS
Salk mourns the passing of Nobel Laureate and Salk Distinguished Professor Emeritus Sydney Brenner
Molecular biology pioneer was driving force in advancing scientific research worldwide
April 5, 2019
NEWS
New role for a driver of metastatic cancers
Salk scientists uncover the mechanism of a gene to better target cancer therapy
April 2, 2019
NEWS
When neurons are out of shape, antidepressants may not work
Altered neuron growth and gene expression may be related to why some depressed individuals do not respond to SSRIs
March 22, 2019
NEWS
Like mountaineers, nerves need expert guidance to find their way
Salk scientists discover that motor neurons receive a multitude of cues to successfully navigate to their destinations in the body
March 22, 2019
NEWS
How attention helps the brain perceive an object
Salk scientists find that attention cuts through brain “noise” that impairs visual perception
March 19, 2019
NEWS
Guardians of the synapse: scientists identify a new role for nerve-supporting cells
Salk scientists find that Schwann cells protect nerves against blood clotting factors that cause degeneration
March 14, 2019