In this issue

Observations

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 …

Frontiers

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 …

Next Gen

Raj Giraddi

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.

President’s Letter

“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.”

Rusty Gage
President, Salk Institute

Discoveries

Spotlight

Distinguished scientists to join Salk Institute, focused on brain circuitry, pancreatic cancer

Distinguished scientists to join Salk Institute, focused on brain circuitry, pancreatic cancer

The Salk Institute announced that globally renowned neuroscientist Kay Tye will join its faculty in January 2019 as a full professor.
Martina and Dan Lewis give $2 million for cancer research

Martina and Dan Lewis give $2 million for cancer research

The Salk Institute recently announced a $2 million gift in support of its Conquering Cancer Initiative from Board of Trustees Chair Dan Lewis and his wife, Martina.
Salk scientists awarded translational grant for  stem-cell-based therapy

Salk scientists awarded translational grant for stem-cell-based therapy

The lab of Ronald Evans has received a $1.6 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop a new diabetes therapy called immune tolerant human islet-like organoids (HILOs).
Salk awarded Keeping It Modern grant by Getty Foundation

Salk awarded Keeping It Modern grant by Getty Foundation

As part of its Keeping It Modern initiative, the Getty Foundation has awarded the Salk Institute a $200,000 grant to support the conservation of Salk’s celebrated concrete façades.
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Events

Symphony, Leaslie Odom, Jr. light it up at Concert Under the Stars

Symphony, Leaslie Odom, Jr. light it up at Concert Under the Stars

On August 25, 2018, the Salk Institute once again transformed into a stunning musical venue for the 23rd annual Symphony at Salk.
High school scholars immerse themselves in science at Salk

High school scholars immerse themselves in science at Salk

This past summer, high school students spent eight weeks at the Salk Institute, thanks to Education Outreach’s Heithoff-Brody Scholars Program.
Birthday wishes for Tony Hunter

Birthday wishes for Tony Hunter

Family, friends and colleagues joined Salk American Cancer Society Professor Tony Hunter on August 25 at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine to celebrate his 75th birthday.
Salkexcellerators aren’t stressing after hearing about mitochondria

Salkexcellerators aren’t stressing after hearing about mitochondria

On October 3, 2018, Salk Professor Gerald Shadel, holder of the Audrey Geisel Chair in Biomedical Science, spoke to the Salkexcellerators group about his work on mitochondria in aging, disease and the immune system.
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