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Salk Institute for Biological Studies

La Jolla, United States

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is a scientific research institute located in the La Jolla community of San Diego, California on the Pacific coast. The independent, non-profit institute was founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, the developer of the polio vaccine; among the founding consultants were Jacob Bronowski and Francis Crick. Construction of the research facilities began in spring of 1962. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the top institutions in the US in terms of research output and quality in the life sciences. In 2004, the Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Salk as the world's top biomedicine research institute, and in 2009 it was ranked number one globally by ScienceWatch in the neuroscience and behavior areas.

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Total Publications
Lifetime
11,583
Prior Five Years
1,526
Total Citations
Lifetime
1,011,632
Prior Five Years
43,697
Total Scholars
Lifetime
2,607
Prior Five Years
699

Non-academic Institutional Ranking

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Worldwide

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533
Prior Five Years
711
National Overall (All Fields)

United States

Lifetime
54
Prior Five Years
43
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