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Nature or Nurture?
10/18/2017

Nature or Nurture?

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
Alum and Former Postdoc Win Nobel
10/02/2017

Alum and Former Postdoc Win Nobel

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
Caltech's New Provost
10/01/2017

Caltech's New Provost

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.
Postdocs Named Hanna Gray Fellows
09/19/2017

Postdocs 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
Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Gut Bacteria
09/14/2017

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Gut Bacteria

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.
Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots
09/14/2017

Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots

Lorinda Dajose
Scientists at Caltech have programmed a "robot" made of DNA to pick up and sort molecules into predetermined locations.
Artist's illustration of DNA robots
A Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton
09/13/2017

A Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech researchers have received a grant to begin work on a brain-machine interface to control an exoskeleton that could enable paraplegics to walk again.
Richard Andersen holding a model of a brain.