The Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Calling on all aspiring scientists:  The Salk Institute is expanding its annual, in-person, half-day outreach event High School Science Day to a weeklong online event for 2021—High School Science Week.

High School Science Week is a virtual program removes the barriers of transportation, limitations on capacity, and the necessity to have a teacher register students. 

March of Dimes High School Science Week 2021 runs from Monday, Feb. 22, to Friday, Feb. 26. Any high-school-age student across the country or internationally may register and attend any or all of the lab tours. All event times are US Pacific Standard Time (PST). The registration link may be found here


The week’s programs begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, with a welcome by Professor Geoffrey Wahl, followed by a virtual tour of his laboratory at 2 p.m. Each day, Tuesday through Thursday, will include virtual lab tours at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

High School Science Week will end Friday with a keynote by Professor Kay Tye at 12:00 p.m., followed by a virtual tour of the Stem Cell Core.

Lab Tours

Tuesday, Feb. 23  

  • 12:30 p.m., Lab of Professor Kay Tye (Systems Neurobiology)  
  • 2:00 p.m., Lab of Professor Joanne Chory (Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology) 

Wednesday, Feb. 24   

  • 12:30 p.m., Lab of Professor Janelle Ayres (Molecular and Physiology Laboratory)   
  • 2:00 p.m. Lab of Associate Professor Sreekanth Chalasani (Molecular Neurobiology) 

Thursday, Feb. 25  

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