Salk Institute gets $6 million gift for genomics, neuroscience chairs

By City News Service

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies received a $6 million gift from Irwin and Joan Jacobs to endow chairs in genomics and neuroscience, the institute announced Monday.

The Renato Dulbecco Chair in Genomics is named after a founding fellow of the institute who shared a Nobel Prize in 1975 for discoveries about the interaction of tumor viruses and a cell’s genetic matter.

The Roger Guillemin Chair in Neuroscience honors a former president of the institute. Guillemin won a Nobel Prize in 1977 for laying the foundation for brain hormone research.

“The creation of each chair will pay permanent tribute to the extraordinary research contributions of these two remarkable scientists,” said William Brody, the Salk president. “The central roles played by Dr. Dulbecco in genomics and Dr. Guillemin in neuroscience have built a legacy of leadership and innovation that will remain imbedded in the institute now and for years to come.”

Irwin Jacobs, who founded Qualcomm, is a leading San Diego philanthropist and the chairman of the board of trustees at Salk.

Related posts:

  1. Salk to share $15M grant for stem cell bank
  2. Wireless healthcare empowers consumers
  3. La Jolla institute probes mysteries of the human immune system
  4. Salmonella infections due to tainted eggs increase
  5. Neurosciences Institute researcher gets grant to look at decision-making

Short URL:

Posted by Halie Johnson on Nov 29, 2010. Filed under Health & Science, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar


Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library September 1, 2014
    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
  • Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney September 1, 2014
    Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio. The boys made the 22-mile round-trip tr […]
  • Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar September 1, 2014
    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]