Where Cures Begin

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

Plants rely on the CLASSY gene family to diversify their epigenomes
CLSY genes modulate DNA methylation patterns in Arabidopsis
January 11, 2022
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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.
September 20, 2021
Salk Professor Ronald Evans awarded $1.2 million by Larry L. Hillblom Foundation to study a new druggable pathway that could help treat diabetes
January 6, 2022
Salk researchers find a new route for regulating blood sugar levels independent of insulin
New molecular pathway controls blood glucose, circumventing insulin resistance
January 4, 2022
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San Diego Nathan Shock Center announces pilot grant awardees
Six grant recipients received up to $15,000 each for studies on the variability of cellular aging in humans
December 17, 2021
Salk scientists receive the 2021 ASPIRE award to study pancreatic cancer
Professor Ronald Evans and Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle have been granted a 2021 ASPIRE (Accelerating Scientific Platforms and Innovative Research) award.
December 17, 2021
Christina Towers
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Pain and anxiety impact breathing on a cellular level
Salk scientists discover that a neural circuit coordinates breathing with negative emotions
December 17, 2021
Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
Improving drug options for colorectal cancer patients
Salk study could help match colorectal cancer patients with better treatment options
December 14, 2021
Which side is which?: How the brain perceives borders
Salk scientists have discovered that neurons deep in the brain’s cortex are the first to compute which side of a visual border is an object and which side is background
November 30, 2021
Reading the mind of a worm
Salk scientists use machine learning to predict smells based on brain activity in worms
November 19, 2021
Six Salk professors named among most highly cited researchers in the world
The Salk researchers have publications ranking in the top 1 percent by citations
November 16, 2021
Salk Institute awards Medal for Research Excellence to neurobiologist and geneticist Cori Bargmann
November 12, 2021