The Power of Science
Lecture Series

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - The Power of Science
Lecture Series

The Power of Science Lecture Series


About the Power of Science Lecture series
We are reminded during these sobering times of how critical basic scientific research is to our health, our community and the globe. It was the basic scientific research of the Institute’s founder, Jonas Salk, that led to the first safe and effective polio vaccine, saving countless lives. At Salk, world-renowned experts in immunology, infectious diseases, virology and other topics are similarly uncovering the fundamentals of biology and disease. From deadly viruses and cancer, to Alzheimer’s and climate change, Salk scientists are on the frontlines of discovery. Learn about how these researchers are tackling the biggest challenges facing the world in this timely series.

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Circadian Rhythm During This Time of Social Distancing

In this live virtual event, Salk Professor Satchin Panda will share updates regarding the status of research labs at the Salk Institute, ongoing and future scientific collaborations and the latest in circadian biology research, all through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Human Adaptive Immunity Against Viral Infections

In this live lecture, which was part of the “Impact of Infectious Diesease on Humans & Our Origins” symposium, Salk Professor Susan Kaech discusses how memory T cells form during infection and are specialized into distinct subsets that maximize the way in which they provide immunosurveillance throughout the body and provide long-term protective immunity.

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Conquering Cancer in the Time of COVID-19

Salk’s Cancer Center Director Reuben Shaw and Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle shared updates regarding the status of research labs at the Salk Institute, ongoing and future scientific collaborations and the latest in cancer research, all through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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