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Molecular Biologist Recognized for Discovering the Biology of the Ubiquitin System
10/25/2017

Molecular Biologist Recognized for Discovering the Biology of the Ubiquitin System

Lorinda Dajose
The ubiquitin system is a key set of biochemical pathways that underlies regulated protein degradation and many other processes in organisms.
Alexander Varshavsky
Five from Caltech Receive NIH BRAIN Grants
10/23/2017

Five from Caltech Receive NIH BRAIN Grants

Lorinda Dajose
Researchers aim to identify different neural cell types, understand how the brain heals itself, and probe neural circuits underlying behavior.
Visualization of a brain.
Nature or Nurture? Innate Social Behaviors in the Mouse Brain
10/18/2017

Nature or Nurture? Innate Social Behaviors in the Mouse Brain

Lorinda Dajose
The brain circuitry that controls innate, or instinctive, behaviors such as mating and fighting was thought to be genetically hardwired. Not so, neuroscientists now say
Illustration of two mice interacting
Gradinaru Named Vallee Scholar
10/05/2017

Gradinaru Named Vallee Scholar

Lorinda Dajose
Gradinaru is one of five early-career researchers internationally to receive funding from the Vallee Foundation for basic biomedical research.
photo of Viviana Gradinaru
Caltech Alumnus and Former Caltech Researcher Win Nobel for Circadian Rhythm Research
10/02/2017

Caltech Alumnus and Former Caltech Researcher Win Nobel for Circadian Rhythm Research

Emily Velasco
Michael Rosbash (BS '65), and Jeffrey C. Hall, a former Caltech postdoctoral fellow, have been honored with a Nobel Prize for identifying the genetic mechanism controlling circadian rhythms.
Michael Rosbash (BS '65), the Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and professor of biology at Brandeis University and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
New Provost Starts This Week
10/01/2017

New Provost Starts This Week

David Tirrell steps into new role on campus.
Tirrell
The Surprising, Ancient Behavior of Jellyfish
09/21/2017

The Surprising, Ancient Behavior of Jellyfish

Lorinda Dajose
The discovery that primitive jellyfish sleep suggests that sleep is an ancient, evolutionarily conserved behavior.
A single Cassiopea jellyfish.
Postdoctoral Scholars Named Hanna Gray Fellows
09/19/2017

Postdoctoral Scholars Named Hanna Gray Fellows

Lorinda Dajose
Two Caltech postdoctoral scholars will receive up to $1.4 million in funding over eight years.
logo graphic for Hanna Gray Fellows Program
Interpreting Mixed (Molecular) Messages
09/15/2017

Interpreting Mixed (Molecular) Messages

Lorinda Dajose
New research decodes a language of cellular communication.
Artist depiction of ligands and receptors
Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Onset of Multiple Sclerosis
09/14/2017

Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Onset of Multiple Sclerosis

Emily Velasco
Researchers from Caltech and UC San Francisco have uncovered links between specific bacterial members of the human gut microbiome and the inflammatory response seen in multiple sclerosis.
An artist's rendering of gut bacteria.