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Learning to Program Cellular Memory
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.
Rothenberg Wins Feynman Prize
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
New CCE Leadership Chair Honors the Past and Supports the Future
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.
Caltech Bioethics Forum: HeLa Cells in the Lab
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.
Gradinaru and Benardini Receive Presidential Early Career Awards
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
Studying Memory's 'Ripples'
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.
A Gene That Helps Regulate Sleep
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.
Geobiologist Honored by National Academy of Sciences
02/04/2016

Geobiologist Honored by National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Dianne Newman has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology.
Rosens Recharge Support for Bioengineering
02/02/2016

Rosens Recharge Support for Bioengineering

Stacey Hong
Caltech board chair emeritus and longtime Compaq chairman Benjamin M. (Ben) Rosen (BS ’54) and his wife, Donna, have made a bequest commitment to advance scientific exploration at the intersection of biology and engineering.
Delivering Genes Across the Blood-Brain Barrier
02/01/2016

Delivering Genes Across the Blood-Brain Barrier

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech biologists have developed a vector capable of noninvasive delivery of genetic cargo throughout the adult central nervous system.