The Power of Science

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

Salk Professor John Reynolds named 2022 AAAS Fellow
January 31, 2023
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
To advance life-changing discoveries and resiliency for decades to come, in 2021 the Institute launched the Campaign for Discovery, a seven-year, $750 million campaign to attract the people and build the technology and space necessary to accelerate Salk’s critical research.
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.
Supplementation with amino acid serine eases neuropathy in diabetic mice
Salk scientists discover that altered serine metabolism in diabetes leads to peripheral neuropathy—a finding that may provide a new way to identify people at high risk and a potential treatment option
January 25, 2023
Salk scientists receive $1.5 million from Sol Goldman Charitable Trust to research multiple sclerosis treatments
January 19, 2023
The brain’s ability to perceive space expands like the universe
Salk researchers find that neural networks responsible for spatial perception change in a nonlinear manner and may have implications for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease
January 4, 2023
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Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2022 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
Microprotein increases appetite in mice
Scientists discovered more than 3,800 small proteins involved in metabolism and found that one microprotein, Gm8773, increases feeding activity in mice—providing a potential new approach to encourage weight gain in people with cancer and other diseases
January 3, 2023
Wolfgang Busch, PhD
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Integrative Biology Laboratory
Hess Chair in Plant Science
Time-restricted eating reshapes gene expression throughout the body
Salk researchers find that timing calorie intake synchronizes circadian rhythms across multiple systems in mice
January 3, 2023
Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
Salk scientists develop compound that reverses gut inflammation in mice
By targeting a molecule that keeps order in the gut, the new therapeutic has the potential to treat inflammatory bowel disease
December 12, 2022
Flipping the switch: Salk scientists shed new light on genetic changes that turn “on” cancer genes
New research on cancer-causing genetic mutations may lead to improved ways of predicting and treating the disease
December 7, 2022
Deteriorating neurons are source of human brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease
A therapy administered to patient-derived neurons in the lab can eliminate deteriorating cells, leading to positive consequences for the remaining healthy cells
December 1, 2022
Ten Salk professors named among best and most highly cited researchers in the world
November 15, 2022
Luzilda Arciniega joins Salk as director of Diversity Strategies & Implementation
Experienced diversity strategist will further strengthen and accelerate Institute’s diversity, equity, and inclusion advancement efforts
November 4, 2022