Where Cures Begin

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

Salk Institute among cross-collaborative teams gifted $220 million by Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Gift will fund research into molecular underpinnings of peak human performance
July 21, 2021
Our Science
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
Salk Professor and neuroscientist Kay Tye wins Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists
July 20, 2021
Support Salk
Now more than ever. Basic science is essential to our health.
In addition to Salk’s ongoing foundational, collaborative science exploring basic biological principles and research areas relevant to COVID-19, several new coronavirus-specific projects have recently launched. These innovative projects range from understanding the structure of the virus to mobilizing the body’s immune reaction.
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.
June 22, 2020
Every cure begins with you.
How plants quickly adapt to shifting environmental conditions
Salk scientists find that canopy shade from competing plants triggers cellular changes in as little as five minutes
June 30, 2021
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Inside Salk Magazine
Spring 2021 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
Mourning the loss of one of our colleagues
Swati Tyagi, PhD
June 24, 2021
Dannielle Engle
Assistant Professor
Regulatory Biology Laboratory
How neurons get past “no”
Inhibitory neurons target the weakest-responding neurons in the brain to facilitate transmission of signals
June 24, 2021
Announcing Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
Salk Institute receives Charity Navigator’s highest rating for tenth consecutive time
Honor recognizes Institute’s commitment to fiscal transparency and accountability
June 15, 2021
“Bad fat” suppresses killer T cells from attacking cancer
Salk researchers identify how tumors cause immune cells to lose their ability to fight cancer, opening new avenues for therapies
June 10, 2021
Research advances one step closer to stem cell therapy for type 1 diabetes
Salk research shows how to optimize the production of insulin-producing cells from stem cells
June 7, 2021
Salk Fellows Program welcomes Talmo Pereira
June 2, 2021
New study shows how to boost muscle regeneration and rebuild tissue
Salk research reveals clues about molecular changes underlying muscle loss tied to aging
May 25, 2021