The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Martin Hetzer, a professor in the Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory and holder of the Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation Chair, to the position of Vice President and Chief Science Officer (VP-CSO). Under the direction of the Institute president, and in conjunction with the Research Advisory Committee (RAC), Hetzer will provide leadership in developing and implementing Salk’s overall scientific strategy, as well as overseeing research operations in support of this strategy. He will continue to serve as principle investigator of his lab.
- The Jacobs EffectThe Salk Institute and those helped by the Institute’s biomedical research have been particularly fortunate that Jacobs served as chairman of Salk’s Board for 10 years and that he and his wife have supported Salk science for even longer.
- Sparks of InnovationProviding bright and original minds the opportunity to quickly pursue a new idea does frequently result in unexpected and occasionally fundamental breakthroughs, substantially supporting progress in solving our most pressing science and medical problems.
- Unraveling the Mysteries of LifeStaff Scientist Abby Buchwalter is studying a part of the nucleus called the nuclear lamina. Akin to a skeleton, the nuclear lamina provides structural support and helps organize the nucleus, the command center of cells.
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