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Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Salk Institute for Biological Studies is a biological research center based in La Jolla, CA that was founded in 1960. As of 2018 they had $142 million in revenue and $521 million in assets.

To dare to make dreams into reality. We explore the very foundations of life, seeking new realities in neuroscience, genetics, immunology and more.

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Program areas at Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Tilted microscopy technique better reveals protein structures - The conventional way of placing protein samples under an electron microscope during cryo-EM experiments may fall flat when it comes to getting the best picture of a protein's structure. In some cases, tilting a sheet of frozen proteins-by anywhere from 10 to 50 degrees-as it lies under the microscope, gives higher quality data and could lead to a better understanding of a variety of diseases, according to new research led by Helmsley-Salk Fellow Dmitry Lyumkis. The work appeared in Nature Methods on July 3, 2017. [7/3/2017] More evidence shows natural plant compound may reduce mental effects of aging - Salk scientists have found further evidence that a natural compound in strawberries reduces cognitive deficits and inflammation associated with aging in mice. The work, which appeared in the Journals of Gerontology Series A in June 2017, builds on the team's previous research into ...

Form 990s for Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Oct 12, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Sep 12, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 4, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 28, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Total grants, contributions, etc.$118,876,121
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$-770,352
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,378,699
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$23,314,781
Net income from fundraising events$-248,498
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$30,988
Total revenues$142,581,739

Vendors for Salk Institute for Biological Studies

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Moss Adams LLPAudit accounting; Accounting (including auditing)$20,4702020-10-28
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██████ ██████████Insurance2018-06-30
███████ █████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$6082018-06-30
...and 19 more vendors

Personnel at Salk Institute for Biological Studies

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Martin HetzerVice President and Chief Science Officer / Professor and Cso$391,370Sept. 30, 2020
Kim WitmerSenior Vice President , Finance and Administration / Treasurer and Senior Vice President Finance and Administration$405,394Sept. 30, 2020
███████ ██████Vice President , External Relations$391,714Sept. 30, 2020
██████ ██████Senior Director , Research Accounting / Senior Director Research Accounting-Oct. 30, 2020
███████ ██ ███████ ███Vice Chair$0Sept. 30, 2020
██████ ██ █████Chair$0Sept. 30, 2020
███████ █ ██████Vice Chair$0Sept. 1, 2019
████████ █████Chair$0June 30, 2018
█████████ ██████████ ███President$952,217June 30, 2018
████ ████President and Professor$380,687June 30, 2018
...and two more key personnel

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