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Salk Institute Overview

La Jolla, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1960
Nonprofit Organization
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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The Salk Institute conducts its biological research under the guidance of 59 faculty investigators. It employs a scientific staff of more than 850, including visiting scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Recruited throughout the world, this group receives ... Read more

Mission: Every cure has a starting point. Like Dr. Jonas Salk when he conquered polio, Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. Exploring the molecular basis of diseases makes curing them more likely. In an outstanding and unique environment we gather the foremost ... Read more

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