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03/23/2016

Living—and Giving—the Caltech Dream

Alyce Nicolo
In appreciation for the opportunities Caltech afforded him, professor, vice provost, and alumnus Mory Gharib is paying it forward, supporting new generations of Caltech graduate students through an endowed fellowship fund.
03/17/2016

An Up-Close View of Bacterial "Motors"

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
In two recent papers, Caltech biologists use state-of-the-art imaging to study the machinery necessary for cell motility.
03/11/2016

Quintessentially Caltech

More than 1,000 people gathered to hear exceptional researchers, including 5 Nobel Laureates, from across disciplines to consider our future at a conference honoring Ahmed Zewail.
03/11/2016

Learning to Program Cellular Memory

Kimm Fesenmaier
Combining synthetic biology approaches with time-lapse movies, a team led by Caltech biologists has determined how some proteins shape a cell's ability to remember particular states of gene expression.
03/10/2016

Rothenberg Wins Feynman Prize

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The 2016 Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching has been awarded to Ellen Rothenberg, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology.
Caltech biologist Ellen Rothenberg
03/08/2016

New CCE Leadership Chair Honors the Past and Supports the Future

Marisa Demers
A new leadership chair in Caltech’s Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (CCE) will amplify the Institute’s support of its scholars’ freedom to pursue the most interesting and challenging lines of inquiry.
03/02/2016

Caltech Bioethics Forum: HeLa Cells in the Lab

Jon Nalick
A panel of Caltech faculty examines the ethics of using Henrietta Lacks’s cells along with issues of privacy, informed consent, and who profits from the technologies her cells engendered.
02/24/2016

Gradinaru and Benardini Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Lorinda Dajose
Viviana Gradinaru and James Benardini have been named as recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
photo of Viviana Gradinaru
02/18/2016

Studying Memory's 'Ripples'

Ker Than
Caltech neuroscientists have looked inside brain cells as they undergo the intense bursts of neural activity known as "ripples" that are thought to underlie memory formation.
02/17/2016

A Gene That Helps Regulate Sleep

Kimm Fesenmaier
Sleep is still a mysterious process that is difficult to study in vertebrate animals. By conducting a genetic screen in zebrafish, biologist David Prober and his colleagues have identified a gene that seems to serve as nature's stimulant.