According to a new report by Nature Publishing Group, the Salk Institute ranks as one of the leading scientific “stars” in North America with high-quality output that has grown particularly fast. The data use a series of metrics to evaluate over 8,000 scientific institutions across the globe. The index, designed to be a tool for assessing research performance, charts which countries and institutions are the most efficient at producing high-quality results based on publications in top-tier journals. The Salk Institute is listed among the top 25 institutions in all of North America in the “Regional Stars” section of the index.
- 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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