Salk’s new explorers
Like people, institutions move forward generation by generation. The Salk Institute’s first group of scientists included founder Jonas Salk, famous for developing the first effective and safe polio vaccine; and Renato Dulbecco, demonstrated …
A matter of time
Salk Professor Satchidananda (Satchin) Panda runs his life like clockwork. Most mornings, if he’s not traveling, he wakes up around 6 a.m. without an alarm. One of the first things he does is go out to his backyard to check on his …
As the son of a farmer and a homemaker from a village in southwest India, Raj Giraddi could not have imagined the path his life would take, far from the family’s fields of chilies, peanuts, sunflowers, lentils and onions.
“I was reminded recently of the magnificent power science has to transform our world for the good of all humankind. I received a hand-addressed envelope in my office, something that has become increasingly rare since the advent of email.”