The Green Revolution: Harvesting Vital Products from Plants


Dr. Joe Noel, Professor and Director, Jack H. Skirball Center for Chemical Biology and Proteomics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Arthur and Julie Woodrow Chair

Joe Noel, professor in Salk’s Plant Biology Lab, ranked number one in the world, will discuss how pharmaceuticals are created from plants.



by February 19, 2014


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March 26, 2014

Members Only Behind-the-Scenes Lab Tour with Dr. Axel Nimmerjahn.

Get a first-hand demonstration of innovative light microscopic tools that enable the study of the brain’s glial cells in vivo used to better understand treatment of neurodegenerative disease.

May 21, 2014

Salk President, Dr. William Brody and Dr. Chris Kintner.


Learn about the molecular events that occur in the formation of the nervous system during embryonic development from Dr. Kintner, research that may help prevent or treat human birth defects. Dr. Brody will discuss the current challenges of the U.S. Healthcare system.


Axel Nimmerjahn
William Brody
Christopher Kintner
Chris Kintner

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Maggie and Kurt Cellar, Lena Evans, Mary and George Katakalidis,

Tammy and Darrell Moore, Heather and Holger Mueller,

Monica and Joe Piepenkotter, Natasha Reiss and Erik Johnson,

Laing and John Rikkers, Mary-Jane Salk, Greg Share,

Laura and Brian Tauber, Sara Tirschwell, Tricia and John Tishler

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Joe Noel




February 26, 2014



Salk Institute



6:00 p.m.



7:00 p.m.



Megan Shockro
858.453.4100 x1405

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