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The COVID-19 Virus, By the Numbers
03/31/2020

The COVID-19 Virus, By the Numbers

Lori Dajose
New research collects the quantitative characteristics of the novel coronavirus, all in one place
Diagram of SARS-CoV-2
Caltech Scientists Turn Research Toward Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic
03/27/2020

Caltech Scientists Turn Research Toward Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic

Emily Velasco
Pamela Bjorkman and André Hoelz each have a research specialty that leaves them well positioned to contribute to the hunt for a treatment.
An artist's rendition of antibodies (in yellow) attaching themselves to the proteins (in green) on the surface of a virus.
The Tip of the Iceberg: Virologist David Ho (BS '74) Speaks About COVID-19
03/20/2020

The Tip of the Iceberg: Virologist David Ho (BS '74) Speaks About COVID-19

Lori Dajose
The scientist who helped successfully combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic explains the science behind the novel coronavirus and looks toward the future of the world affected by COVID-19.
David Ho
Mapping Bacterial Neighborhoods in the Gut
03/10/2020

Mapping Bacterial Neighborhoods in the Gut

Lori Dajose
Location, location, location: Where bacteria take up residence in the gut determines what kind of work they do, which has a profound effect on health.
An image of bacteria within a mouse colon
Aerospace Leader and Influential Advisor Norman R. Augustine to Give Caltech's 126th Commencement Address
02/27/2020

Aerospace Leader and Influential Advisor Norman R. Augustine to Give Caltech's 126th Commencement Address

The retired CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation and former chair of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering will deliver the keynote address on June 12.
sea of graduation caps at Commencement
Biomarker for Parkinson's Disease May Originate in the Gut
02/17/2020

Biomarker for Parkinson's Disease May Originate in the Gut

Lori Dajose
A new study in mice shows that certain hallmarks of Parkinson's disease can originate in the gut and travel to the brain in an age-dependent manner.
Cells of the enteric nervous system are given colorful labels through viral vectors
Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
02/12/2020

Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Stevan Nadj-Perge, Yuki Oka, Joseph Parker, and Omer Tamuz are among 126 early career researchers selected for these prestigious fellowships.
Left to right: Yuki Oka, Stevan Nadj-Perge, Joe Parker, Omer Tamuz
Vilcek Foundation Prize Awarded to Viviana Gradinaru
02/07/2020

Vilcek Foundation Prize Awarded to Viviana Gradinaru

Lori Dajose
Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Engineering Viviana Gradinaru (BS '05) is a recipient of the 2020 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.
Viviana Gradinaru
New Mechanisms Describe How the Genome Regulates Itself
01/15/2020

New Mechanisms Describe How the Genome Regulates Itself

Lori Dajose
A cell's ability to silence its own genes is crucial for proper function. Caltech researchers now know more about how these complicated processes work.
DNA
From the Break Through Campaign: What Makes Up a Mind
01/08/2020

From the Break Through Campaign: What Makes Up a Mind

Since his years as a Caltech graduate student,Ralph Adolphs has wanted to learn how the biological brain produces the intangible mind, what the mind’s basic elements are, and how the two influence each other.
Ralph Adolphs