The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Date Founded



Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory -, East 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA, 920371002, USA

Charitable Causes

Biological & Life Science Research
Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations
Neurology & Neuroscience
Education Research & Support

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Hospitals & Patient Services
Consumer Services
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Company Description

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent, non-profit, scientific research institute located in La Jolla, California. It was founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, the developer of the polio vaccine; among the founding consultants were Jacob Bronowski and Francis Crick. Building did not start until spring of 1962. The institute consistently ranks among the top institutions in the US in terms of research output and quality in the life sciences

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Executives & Employees

Assistant Secretary/General Counsel

Executive Director of Salk Cancer Center

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel

Vice President, Chief Science Officer, Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology Laboratory & Jesse & Caryl Philips Foundation Chair

Senior Director, OFC of Tech Development

Associate Director of Shared Resources, Salk Cancer Center

Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

Vice President, External Relations, External Relations

Vice President, Academic & Admin Svcs

Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer at Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC

Co-Founder at Qualcomm, Inc.

Distinguished Alumni
Robert Hershberg is now Venture Partner, Life Sciences Team at Frazier Healthcare Partners
Jackie Papkoff is now Former Senior Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer-Microbiome at Assembly Biosciences, Inc.
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