In this issue

Frontiers

Surviving Superbugs

We’re losing the war with infectious diseases. Ending the arms race with infectious diseases could mean learning to live with them…

Observations

Inside the mind of Ted Waitt

Whether it’s vital funding, imaginative technology or the perspective of a successful CEO, new Board Chair Ted Waitt says adding a little magic in the right place enables great discoveries…

Intersection

A Masterful Design

Updates to the Salk Institute’s iconic architecture ensure that great science and the original vision of the design live on…

President’s Letter

“Thoughts of rejuvenation arrive with spring and in this issue of Inside Salk you’ll find that much of our current work at the Institute focuses on innovative ways to achieve vibrancy and health.”

Elizabeth Blackburn
President, Salk Institute Irwin Jacobs Presidential Chair

Discoveries

Spotlight

Salk President Coauthors <em>New York Times Bestseller</em> On Slowing Human Aging

Salk President Coauthors New York Times Bestseller On Slowing Human Aging

In their new book for greater health throughout our lives, Salk President and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel explain an important aspect of the aging process in humans at a fundamental level.
V Foundation For Cancer Research

V Foundation For Cancer Research

Assistant Professor Diana Hargreaves has received a V Scholar Grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which will provide $100,000 per year for two years to support her investigation of gene mutations in ovarian cancer with the ultimate goal of finding new strategies to combat the disease.
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Events

Salk’s “Rockstar”

Salk’s “Rockstar”

Outgoing Salk Board Chair Irwin Jacobs was feted like rock royalty at the Trustees’ dinner in November at the La Jolla home of Michele and Ted Waitt, Salk’s new Board chair.
Symposium Named For Ellen Potter

Symposium Named For Ellen Potter

Nearly 100 science teachers attended the inaugural “Ellen Potter Research Connections for Teachers Symposium” at the Institute this fall in honor of Salk’s retiring Education Outreach director.
Back To Basics On Glia

Back To Basics On Glia

Salk supporters filled the Conrad Prebys Auditorium for a Back to Basics lecture on November 9 featuring Nicola Allen, assistant professor in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory. Allen spoke about her lab’s research on glia, a cell proving essential for the brain to work properly.
It Pays To Pedal

It Pays To Pedal

The Salk Institute received $300,000 for cancer research for participating in the Padres Pedal the Cause cycling fundraiser. More than 20 cyclists on Team Salk Cancer Center rode November 12–13 to help raise $2 million, which was shared with three other local research centers.
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