Where Cures Begin

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

Salk Institute’s Terrence Sejnowski awarded Gruber Prize
May 17, 2022
Our Science
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
Salk Institute announces historic $100M challenge gift from Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Donation will underwrite construction of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Science and Technology Center
November 12, 2021
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60 Years of Scientific Achievements
The Institute is embarking on a philanthropic campaign to expand the campus, recruit new researchers and instill added resilience in our bodies and planet.
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.
March 21, 2022
Salk Institute hosts Louis Vuitton fashion show
A first for the Institute, the May 12 event was held at sunset on the iconic campus
May 13, 2022
Salk Institute welcomes biopharmaceutical executive Carol Gallagher as new trustee
May 10, 2022
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Inside Salk Magazine
Spring 2022 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
Why hungry worms take risks
Salk scientists defined the molecular movement that connects gut to brain to behavior in worm models—a mechanism that may also occur in humans
May 5, 2022
Eiman Azim, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
William Scandling Developmental Chair
Cellular regeneration therapy restores damaged liver tissue faster than ever
Salk scientists improve liver regeneration in mice, which could lead to new treatments for liver disease
April 26, 2022
Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
An ocean in your brain: interacting brain waves key to how we process information
Salk scientists show how the brain responds differently to seeing the same thing under different conditions
April 22, 2022
The protein that keeps the pancreas from digesting itself
Salk study points toward a potential new therapeutic target for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
April 21, 2022
Salk Institute mourns the loss of Distinguished Professor Emerita Ursula Bellugi
A pioneer in the neurobiology of American Sign Language and Williams syndrome studies, Bellugi died April 17 at the age of 91
April 20, 2022
How obesity can rewire the immune system and the response to immunotherapy—and how to change that
Researchers have discovered why immune treatments for allergies and asthma might not be as effective in obese mice and humans
March 30, 2022
Salk scientist Tony Hunter receives 2022 AACR Lifetime Achievement Award in Cancer Research
March 24, 2022