Salk Institute News

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is a world-renowned independent, non-profit scientific research institute located in La Jolla, California. It was founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, the developer of the polio vaccine, with the aim of conducting fundamental research and training researchers in biology and related fields. The institute is known for its iconic architecture designed by Louis Kahn, which has become a symbol of cutting-edge scientific inquiry and innovation.

The Salk Institute’s research focuses on molecular biology and genetics, neurosciences, and plant biology. It has made significant contributions to our understanding of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and infectious diseases among others. Researchers at the institute also study aging, metabolic diseases, and cellular structures and function. The Salk Institute promotes a collaborative environment that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries to foster innovative discoveries and approaches to improving human health.