Research Centers

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Research Centers

Salk Cancer Center

A National Cancer Center Institute-designated basic research center, Salk's Cancer Center probes the fundamental aspects of cancer biology, with the ultimate goal of reducing incidence, morbidity and mortality.

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Crick-Jacobs Center

The Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical and Computational Biology is where Salk scientists use computational approaches and engineering to solve biology’s biggest challenges in cancer, immunology, metabolism, neuroscience, aging and plant biology. We identify better ways to interpret complex data to better understand health and disease as well as find new targets for therapeutics.

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The Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research

The Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research draws from 13 of Salk's leading laboratories to address the overarching goal of defining a healthy lifespan and understanding the biological processes of aging.

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Center for the Neurobiology of Vision

The Salk Institute is home to one of the world's premier research communities in neuroscience, and the Center for Neurobiology of Vision focuses on using the visual system as a model for studies of brain structure and function.

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NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

The NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis aims to shed light on the molecular mechanisms that cause infectious diseases, understand the body's response to injury or infection, and explore why inflammatory processes spin out of control under some circumstances.

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San Diego Nathan Shock Center

With a ultimate goal of understanding how individuals age at different rates, the San Diego Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging provides research resources to analyze the heterogeneity of human aging at the molecular, cell and tissue level. The center also coordinates training, mentoring and outreach activities to promote basic biology of aging research.

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Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center

The Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center is a state-of-the-art research hub that enables investigators from across many disciplines to gain unprecedented insight into the inner workings of cells and tissues by observing how single molecules and cells function in real time.

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