32 episodes

The Salk Institute embodies Jonas Salk’s mission to dare to make dreams into reality. We explore the very foundations of life, seeking new realities in neuroscience, genetics, immunology and more. We are small by choice, intimate by nature, fearless in the face of any challenge. We live to discover. Be it cancer or Alzheimer’s, aging or diabetes, we understand that every cure has a starting point. Salk is where cures begin.

Where Cures Begin - Salk Institute Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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The Salk Institute embodies Jonas Salk’s mission to dare to make dreams into reality. We explore the very foundations of life, seeking new realities in neuroscience, genetics, immunology and more. We are small by choice, intimate by nature, fearless in the face of any challenge. We live to discover. Be it cancer or Alzheimer’s, aging or diabetes, we understand that every cure has a starting point. Salk is where cures begin.

    Satchin Panda - Where Cures Begin - Episode 025

    Satchin Panda - Where Cures Begin - Episode 025

    Satchin Panda is a professor in Salk’s Regulatory Biology Laboratory. He explores the genes, molecules and cells that keep the whole body on the same biological clock, also known as a circadian rhythm. On this episode of Where Cures Begin, Panda talks about what a biological clock is, how living in sync with your clock can improve your health, and how growing up in India informed his research.

    • 22 min
    Dmitry Lyumkis - Where Cures Begin - Episode 024

    Dmitry Lyumkis - Where Cures Begin - Episode 024

    Dmitry Lyumkis is an assistant professor in Salk’s Laboratory of Genetics. He is using an imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to better understand the structure and function of proteins. On this episode of Where Cures Begin, Lyumkis talks about his transition from the Soviet Union to the USA, what three-dimensional images can reveal about protein assemblies, and why Salk is such an inspirational place to pursue science.

    • 15 min
    Julie Law - Where Cures Begin - Episode 023

    Julie Law - Where Cures Begin - Episode 023

    Julie Law is an associate professor in Salk's Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory. She studies chemical modifications to DNA that control genes. On this episode of Where Cures Begin, she describes why gene control matters, how her research may help address global warming, and what she enjoys doing outside of the lab. 

    • 21 min
    Gerald Pao - Where Cures Begin - Episode 022

    Gerald Pao - Where Cures Begin - Episode 022

    Gerald Pao is a staff scientist in the lab of Professor Tony Hunter. Trained in molecular biology, he has diverse research interests. On this episode of Where Cures Begin, Pao discusses his international upbringing, his coronavirus research, and trying to make animals transparent.

    • 24 min
    Nikki Lytle - Where Cures Begin - Episode 021

    Nikki Lytle - Where Cures Begin - Episode 021

    Nikki Lytle is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Professor Geoffrey Wahl. She studies protein interactions involved in cancer. On this episode of Where Cures Begin, Lytle discusses growing up in rural Oregon, what she loves about science, and why she said she’d never work on cancer (but does now).

    • 20 min
    Tom Albright - Where Cures Begin - Episode 020

    Tom Albright - Where Cures Begin - Episode 020

    Tom Albright is a professor and director of Salk's Vision Center Laboratory. He combines physiological, neurological and computational studies, to reveal how the brain enables humans to perceive and respond to varying sensory demands. On this episode of Where Cures Begin, Albright talks about eyewitness recognition, the neuroscience of architecture, and why he's not a fan of sweet potatoes. 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

keeeeeeeko ,

Interesting podcast!

A really interesting podcast - Brittany and Allie are great hosts that keep the conversation lively - it’s great to hear about some of the research that is going on at Salk and also about Dr. Azim’s work in particular. Looking forward to the next episode!

HANGWI ,

Great podcast

Very informative and great story telling. Brittany and Allie are excellent hosts. Worth a listen to hear some of the top scientists in the world describe their cutting-edge work.

Jjensen9 ,

Love learning about this stuff!

Super insightful and keeps me thinking even after I’m done listening. Nice job!

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