April 22, 2010
What: Renowned artist Dale Chihuly and Salk President William R. Brody, M.D., Ph.D., will address members of the media and take questions regarding Chihuly at the Salk, an installation of glass sculpture currently on display in celebration of the Institute’s 50th anniversary.
Who: A world-renowned artist from Seattle, Dale Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide.
Salk President William R. Brody, an acclaimed physician-scientist, entrepreneur and university leader, joined the Salk Institute in 2009 after 12 years as president of The Johns Hopkins University. He is a national figure in efforts to encourage innovation and strengthen the U.S. economy through investments in research and education.
When: Noon, Saturday, April 24, 2010 – Members of the media may arrive by 11 a.m. to experience and photograph the installation.
Where: The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Red brick courtyard with Chihuly’s White Tower as backdrop.
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William R. Brody
About the Salk Institute for Biological Studies:
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world’s preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.
Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.