Hope begins as silent, breathless whispers, ideals, aspirations and a spirit that dares to make dreams into reality. It can grow from pain, from empathy, from the belief that all may never be as it should, as we hope, but that our world can be . All it takes is a little courage, perseverance, and collaboration.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.