Vicki Lundblad


Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory

Becky and Ralph S. O'Connor Chair

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News


Revealing the best-kept secrets of proteins

LA JOLLA—In the bustling setting of the cell, proteins encounter each other by the thousands. Despite the hubbub, each one manages to selectively interact with just the right partners, thanks …

Salk Institute Professor Vicki Lundblad elected to National Academy of Sciences

LA JOLLA—The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently announced that Salk Institute Professor Vicki Lundblad is one of 84 new members to be elected to the NAS. The election is …

Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells

LA JOLLA–Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off “switch” in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy …

Keeping cells youthful: how telomere-building proteins get drawn into the fold

La Jolla, CA – It may take just one or two proteins to polish off a simple cellular task, but life-or-death matters, such as caring for the ends of chromosomes …

Vicki Lundblad to receive 2008 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

La Jolla, CA – The fifth annual Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, an international award to recognize outstanding women scientists, has been awarded to Salk professor Vicki Lundblad, Ph.D., for her …

DNA ends: common tool, different job

La Jolla, CA – Every time a cell repairs or replicates its DNA, the resulting single strand is wrapped up by a dedicated protein complex. In eukaryotes or …


BS, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and UC Berkeley

Awards & Honors

  • National Academy of Sciences, 2015
  • American Academy for Microbiology Fellow, 2014
  • Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, 2008
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2003
  • NIH MERIT award, National Institute on Aging, 2002
  • AACR-NFCR Professorship in Basic Cancer Research, 2002
  • Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging Award, 2001
  • Michael E. DeBakey, MD Excellence in Research Award, 1997
  • American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award, 1994