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

NEWS
Novel technique helps explain why bright light keeps us awake
Researchers discover a way to make electron microscopy more detailed and precise by visualizing the activation of brain circuits over long distances
October 15, 2019
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Salk scientist Tony Hunter receives National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award
October 9, 2019
Inside Salk Magazine
Fall 2019 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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
Mapping normal breast development to better understand cancer
Salk scientists profile each cell in developing breast tissue and create a web database to aid research
October 8, 2019
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EDUCATION OUTREACH
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MEET A SCIENTIST
Jan Karlseder
Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
NEWS
Machine learning helps plant science turn over a new leaf
Salk scientists use machine learning algorithms to help automate plant studies
October 7, 2019
NEWS
Salk scientists find way to quantify how well cutting-edge microscopy technique works
The new approach helps researchers determine the resolution of cryo-EM, leading to better methods of imaging proteins
October 3, 2019
NEWS
Discovery of how colorectal cancer drug works will help more patients
Salk scientists uncover mechanism of chemotherapy drug by combining computational and experimental methods
September 24, 2019
NEWS
How emotion affects action
Salk scientists discover a direct link from the brain’s emotion circuit to the movement circuit
September 10, 2019
NEWS
Salk mourns the loss of postgrad alumnus
Daniel Lackner, a former Salk postdoctoral fellow who worked in the lab of Jan Karlseder from 2008 to 2014, passed away August 31.
September 9, 2019
NEWS
Salk scientists develop technique to reveal epigenetic features of cells in the brain
Approach allows the simultaneous study of two levels of gene regulation in single cells, which may help clarify how genetic variations contribute to human disease
September 9, 2019
NEWS
Key enzyme found in plants could guide development of medicines and other products
Salk research explains how plants are able to efficiently manufacture the compounds they use to adapt to stress
September 6, 2019
NEWS
Getting to the root of how plants tolerate too much iron
Salk scientists uncover a gene responsible for helping plants thrive in stressful environments
August 29, 2019
NEWS
The Kavli Foundation gifts Salk $3 million for cutting-edge neuroscience research
August 28, 2019
NEWS
New target for autoimmune disease could enable therapies with fewer side effects
Salk scientists find how to block inflammatory molecules in mouse model of multiple sclerosis
August 27, 2019