Ph.D. Program

Current Students

The goal of the Affiliated Ph.D. Program with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies is to enable highly talented individuals to develop the skills and experience necessary to become successful world‐class scientists.

We provide a supportive and stimulating environment with a wide range of interdisciplinary opportunities.

The program includes training in:
  • The writing of research papers and grant applications
  • The presentation of lectures
  • The ethical conduct of research
  • Professional skill development to enhance career options

These skills allow graduates to pursue a broad range of careers that involve the use of science to increase the quality of life everywhere.