Where Cures Begin

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

NEWS
How emotion affects action
Salk scientists discover a direct link from the brain’s emotion circuit to the movement circuit
September 10, 2019
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Salk mourns the loss of postgrad alumnus
Daniel Lackner, a former Salk postdoctoral fellow who worked in the lab of Jan Karlseder from 2008 to 2014, passed away August 31.
September 9, 2019
Inside Salk Magazine
Fall 2019 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
August 28, 2019
SCIENTIFIC INITIATIVE
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.
SCIENTIFIC INITIATIVE
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.
NEWS
Salk scientists develop technique to reveal epigenetic features of cells in the brain
Approach allows the simultaneous study of two levels of gene regulation in single cells, which may help clarify how genetic variations contribute to human disease
September 9, 2019
DONATE
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EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
MEET A SCIENTIST
Tony Hunter
American Cancer Society Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
NEWS
Key enzyme found in plants could guide development of medicines and other products
Salk research explains how plants are able to efficiently manufacture the compounds they use to adapt to stress
September 6, 2019
NEWS
Getting to the root of how plants tolerate too much iron
Salk scientists uncover a gene responsible for helping plants thrive in stressful environments
August 29, 2019
NEWS
The Kavli Foundation gifts Salk $3 million for cutting-edge neuroscience research
August 28, 2019
NEWS
New target for autoimmune disease could enable therapies with fewer side effects
Salk scientists find how to block inflammatory molecules in mouse model of multiple sclerosis
August 27, 2019
NEWS
A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms
Salk scientists develop a new gene-editing tool that could help treat many disorders caused by gene mutations
August 23, 2019
SALK ARCHITECTURE
Buildings of wonder
A visual journey through Salk's world-famous architecture
NEWS
Brain’s astrocytes play starring role in long-term memory
Salk scientists discover that astrocytes, long considered sideline players in the brain, are required to establish long-lasting memories in mice
August 22, 2019
NEWS
Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch
Salk researchers discover a set of neurons in the spinal cord that help transmit a light-touch signal from the skin to the brain
August 21, 2019
NEWS
Salk scientists Margarita Behrens and Joseph Ecker to receive over $1.6 million from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Expand Human Cell Atlas
August 19, 2019
NEWS
Finding a cause of neurodevelopmental disorders
Salk scientists uncover a mechanism linking a protein mutation with abnormal nervous system development
July 30, 2019