The grants are meant for Salk scientists—all trailblazers in their respective fields—to test a notion or idea so unexpected and new that traditional funding sources, such as government grants, would not typically take on the financial risk.
The 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.
Staff 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.
“More than just money, these dedicated Salk supporters give of their time and their expertise. And for that we are particularly thankful.”