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04/16/2015

Graduate Student Receives Fellowship for New Americans

Lorinda Dajose
PhD candidate Mohamad Abedi has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Abedi and 29 other fellows were selected "for their potential to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field."
04/10/2015

Oka Awarded Grant for "Exceptional Young Scientists"

Lorinda Dajose
Yuki Oka, an assistant professor of biology, has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar. Fifteen scholars are named annually, each receiving $100,000 per year for three years.
04/09/2015

Microbes Help Produce Serotonin in Gut

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New research in mice shows that certain gut bacteria help produce serotonin in the intestine—which may be a crucial step in the prevention and treatment of some diseases.
03/27/2015

A Molecular Arms Race: The Immune System Versus HIV

Douglas Smith
Finding an anti-AIDS vaccine remains an elusive goal—partly because the HIV virus quickly mutates to evade the vaccine's antibodies. In a Watson Lecture on April 1, Caltech's Pamela J. Bjorkman will describe ways to neutralize that mutational advantage.
03/05/2015

Feeling Sleepy? Might be the Melatonin

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Melatonin supplements are commonly taken as a sleep aid, but new research on zebrafish suggests that the melatonin naturally made in our brains may also be important for sleep processes.
03/02/2015

Knocking Out Parasites with Their Own Genetic Code

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Hints for how to improve the treatment of parasitic infection might lie within the parasite's genome.
02/23/2015

Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Five Caltech faculty members have been awarded the fellowships, honoring them as "early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders."
01/29/2015

Getting a Better Grip on HIV

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers have developed antibody-based molecules that are hundreds of times better than our natural defenses at binding to and neutralizing the HIV virus.
01/27/2015

Why Do We Feel Thirst?

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New Assistant Professor of Biology Yuki Oka studies the behavioral triggers for thirst and maintaining bodily homeostasis for survival.
12/23/2014

Four Caltech Professors Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Lorinda Dajose
Professors Frances Arnold, David Baltimore, Carver Mead, and Axel Scherer have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).