Where Cures Begin

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

Uncovering the evolution of the brain
Salk scientists compare the development of brain cells between humans and nonhuman primates in a novel way
February 12, 2019
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
When neurons get the blues: hyperactive brain cells may be to blame when antidepressants don’t work
Salk study is the first to directly examine cells from patients whose depression doesn’t respond to SSRIs
January 31, 2019
Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2018 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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.
Every cure begins with you.
Salk promotes Nicola Allen and Julie Law to associate professor
Early career faculty make significant contributions to neuroscience and epigenetics
January 30, 2019
In surprising reversal, scientists find a cellular process that stops cancer before it starts
Salk research shows that cellular recycling process, thought to fuel cancer's growth, can actually prevent it
January 23, 2019
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Thomas Albright
Professor and Director
Vision Center Laboratory
New technologies enable better-than-ever details on genetically modified plants
Salk researchers used the latest DNA sequencing technologies to study exactly what happens at a molecular level when they insert new genes into plants
January 18, 2019
Research confirms nerve cells made from skin cells are a valid lab model for studying disease
Salk and Stanford team shows that induced neuronal cells derived from fibroblasts are similar to neurons in the brain, on the epigenomic level
January 15, 2019
Salk scientists uncover the health effects of metabolic “magic bullet” protein
New model lets scientists activate health-promoting enzyme AMPK at any time and in any tissue
January 14, 2019
Salk Scientist Saket Navlakha Receives CAREER Award from NSF
January 8, 2019
Salk team reveals clues into early development of autism spectrum disorder
Neurons from people with autism exhibit different patterns of growth and develop at a faster rate
January 7, 2019
Salk President Rusty Gage named to new five-year term to lead Institute
January 4, 2019
Thriving on teamwork: new research shows how brain cells filter information in groups
Salk discovery could help to better understand how neurons work together in networks to shape our perceptions of the world
December 31, 2018
Age is more than just a number: machine learning may be able to predict if you’re in for a healthy old age
Salk researchers analyze skin cells from more than 100 people of different ages to find molecular signatures that change as people get older
December 20, 2018
Salk’s Xin Jin receives McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award
Salk scientist receives $300,000 for study of how brain learns and memorizes actions, which can go awry in diseases such as Parkinson's and OCD
December 14, 2018