In this issue

Frontiers

Untangling the mysteries of the spinal cord

Converging research and innovative technologies are tackling some of the deadliest motor diseases.

Observations

An interview with Diana Hargreaves

Inside Salk talked with Hargreaves about why she prefers smaller intellectual environments, what excites her about the science she does at the Institute, and how she thinks about being a woman in science.

Next Gen

Delving into the best of both worlds with Shani Stern

As the only electrophysiologist in the lab, Stern uses her engineering expertise to delve into the biological mysteries that most intrigue her, particularly bipolar disorder.

President’s Letter

“This Salk research is an excellent example of how cutting-edge technologies such as high-tech microscopy and gene-editing techniques are helping us unravel biological mysteries.”

Elizabeth Blackburn
President, Salk Institute Irwin Jacobs Presidential Chair

Spotlight

Salk researcher Eiman Azim named Searle Scholar, Pew Scholar

Salk researcher Eiman Azim named Searle Scholar, Pew Scholar

Eiman Azim, assistant professor in Salk’s Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, has been named both a Searle Scholar, which each year is awarded to only 15 researchers in the fields of chemical and biological sciences, and a Pew Scholar in the Biological Sciences. Of the 22 researchers named Pew Scholars, Azim is one of a subset of […]
Congratulations Women & Science award winners

Congratulations Women & Science award winners

Ten postdoctoral researchers and graduate students were honored at the third annual Salk Women & Science Special Awards Initiative ceremony. Each received a grant ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 from the funds specifically raised to help support female scientists conducting high-risk research projects. Salk President Elizabeth Blackburn hosted the March 29 forum, which began with […]
Hunter awarded Swedish prize

Hunter awarded Swedish prize

Salk Professor Tony Hunter traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, to accept the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ inaugural Sjöberg Prize for Cancer Research. He was awarded $500,000 as part of the $1 million prize for “groundbreaking studies of cellular processes that have led to the development of new and effective cancer drugs.” The prize ceremony was […]
Salk Institute welcomes new Trustees Jay t. Flatley and Joon Yun

Salk Institute welcomes new Trustees Jay t. Flatley and Joon Yun

The Salk Institute Board of Trustees welcomed its newest members, Jay T. Flatley, MS, and Joon Yun, MD. Flatley, as a former CEO of Illumina, brings deep experience in biotechnology and healthcare to bear on his new role at Salk. Yun joins Salk’s Board with significant expertise in healthcare and finance. As managing partner and […]
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Events

Marching for science

Marching for science

More than 200 Salk staffers, trustees and supporters took to the streets with thousands of other San Diegans on Earth Day to raise awareness of the contributions of science to society and the importance of supportive public policy. The local March for Science stepped off from the San Diego Civic Center downtown on April 22 […]
Restoration revealed

Restoration revealed

After a year of cloaked construction, the scaffolding came down and Salk’s newly restored teak window wall assemblies were unveiled June 27 during a special outdoor ceremony. The Institute partnered with the Getty Conservation Institute to develop a preservation strategy that included historical research, on-site condition surveys, analysis of the teak and the repairs.
Tea and science

Tea and science

More than 20 young girls took tea with author Rachel Ignotofsky during a Salk Women & Science event on May 3 at the Institute. Ignotofsky wrote and illustrated The New York Times bestseller Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, highlighting the contributions of trailblazing women in science, technology, engineering and math, […]
Back to Basics-don’t be nervous!

Back to Basics-don’t be nervous!

Salk Associate Professor Sreekanth Chalasani addressed a full house in the Conrad Prebys Auditorium with his talk “Fear…Prozac and worms” at the March 22 Back to Basics lecture. Chalasani spoke about his lab’s research with roundworms to explain how humans have evolved to cope with fear and anxiety. The Back to Basics program offers lay […]
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