Founded in 1960, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has expanded the world’s understanding of biology and disease and continue to contribute to our understanding of human health in important ways. The Salk Institute’s major areas of study have focused on molecular biology and genetics, the neurosciences, and plant biology. Today, the Salk Institute conducts its biomedical research in 24 laboratories. At present, the Institute has labs that house research on everything from cancer, diabetes and birth defects to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, AIDS and plant biology. Although not a degree-granting institution, the Salk has trained more than 2,000 scientists. Five of the scientists trained here have won the Nobel Prize.
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