Salk launches the Power of Science virtual lecture series

In the spring, Salk introduced the Power of Science Lecture series, a new format to allow faculty to share recent research with donors that occurred throughout the year. Faculty speakers included Professors Janelle Ayres, Ronald Evans, Martin Hetzer, Susan Kaech, Satchin Panda, Reuben Shaw and Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle on topics ranging from collaborative cancer research; circadian biology; infectious disease; and aging.

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Salk Joins Virtual Wellbeing Panel

On October 28, Susan Kaech, Salk Professor and Director of the NOMIS Center for Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, joined a panel of speakers hosted by Union Bank entitled “Women, Wealth and Health: Connecting Well-Being and Philanthropy in the Age of COVID.” She joined Jennifer Alcorn, deputy director of Philanthropic Partnerships for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and Eric Verdin, president and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, in discussing health and aging research, community involvement and health-related philanthropic efforts.

Ellen Potter Symposium Goes Virtual

On October 24, Education Outreach held its annual Ellen Potter Symposium, featuring Uri Manor, director of Salk’s Advanced Biophotonics Core. Each fall, teachers are invited to Salk to hear from Salk faculty and researchers in a seminar environment, then collaborate with colleagues to apply what they have learned to their lesson plans.

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