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Solving Pieces of the Genetic Puzzle
05/09/2018

Solving Pieces of the Genetic Puzzle

Lorinda Dajose
A new approach developed at Caltech is an important step in cracking the code of mysterious, noncoding regions of DNA.
DNA
A Gut Bacterium's Guide to Building a Microbiome
05/03/2018

A Gut Bacterium's Guide to Building a Microbiome

Lorinda Dajose
Many studies have linked the gut microbiome to health and disease. New research from Caltech reveals mechanisms utilized by gut bacteria to assemble a microbiome in the first place.
An electron microscopy image of a section of the mouse gut, showing B. fragilis aggregating close to the epithelial cells that make up the lining of the gut.
Anderson Receives Neuroscience Prize
05/03/2018

Anderson Receives Neuroscience Prize

Lorinda Dajose
The 2018 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience is awarded to Caltech's David Anderson.
David Anderson in front of a whiteboard with equations.
Caltech Alumna Awarded Soros Fellowship
04/24/2018

Caltech Alumna Awarded Soros Fellowship

Robert Perkins
Caltech alumna Suchita Nety will receive a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, receiving up to $90,000 in funding for her graduate studies.
Suchita Nety
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech
04/18/2018

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Michael Alvarez and Ellen Rothenberg, as well as two alumni, join 82 current Caltech faculty members as fellows of the prestigious honorary society.
R. Michael Alvarez
Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again
04/10/2018

Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again

Lorinda Dajose
Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain's somatosensory cortex, Caltech scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the hand and arm of a paralyzed man.
fMRI of a brain
Caltech Students and Alumni Receive 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
04/09/2018

Caltech Students and Alumni Receive 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Twenty-seven current students and 11 recent alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.
Oka Receives Young Investigator Award
03/29/2018

Oka Receives Young Investigator Award

Lorinda Dajose
Yuki Oka is the 2018 recipient of the Ajinomoto Award for Young Investigators in Gustation.
Yuki Oka, assistant professor of biology
Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad Give $5 Million to Honor Caltech President Emeritus David Baltimore
03/26/2018

Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad Give $5 Million to Honor Caltech President Emeritus David Baltimore

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, have pledged $5 million through The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to endow a professorial chair at Caltech.
photo of Eli and Edythe Broad
A Conversation with Caltech Entomologist Joe Parker
03/12/2018

A Conversation with Caltech Entomologist Joe Parker

Lorinda Dajose
Joe Parker's childhood fascination with insects led him to a position as an assistant professor of biology at Caltech.
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