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Diversity Retreat at Caltech
06/11/2015

Diversity Retreat at Caltech

Kathy Svitil
We recently spoke with Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81), dean of graduate studies and the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, about AGEP, the recent retreat, and Caltech's diversity initiatives.
Students Try Their Hand at Programming DNA
06/11/2015

Students Try Their Hand at Programming DNA

Sophia Eller
In a new class called Design and Construction of Programmable Molecular Systems, students came together to study molecular programming, a young research field with huge potential for transforming all molecular sciences into information technology.
Biology, With a Beat
06/10/2015

Biology, With a Beat

Cynthia Eller
This term, students in Biology 1—Principles of Biology—were offered a novel alternative to the traditional final exam: the opportunity to create a two-to-four-minute video explaining some aspect of biology in an interesting, entertaining and, yes, musical way.
Screening Cells for a Cure
06/08/2015

Screening Cells for a Cure

Alyce Nicolo
Leadership from Caltech and City of Hope and members of the public celebrated Caltech-City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative, which provides seed grants to accelerate the development of basic scientific research and its translation into applications ranging from new pharmaceuticals to medical devices to treatment methods, at a special event on May 13.
Good Vibrations
06/08/2015

Good Vibrations

Katie Neith
Two Caltech researchers have joined forces to develop a new technology that uses ultrasound to both map and determine the function of interconnected brain networks.
photo of Michael Shapiro and Doris Tsao
Urging Caution During a Genomic Revolution: A Conversation with David Baltimore
06/02/2015

Urging Caution During a Genomic Revolution: A Conversation with David Baltimore

Kathy Svitil
We recently spoke with Baltimore about new genome engineering technologies and the issues they raise.
Yeast Protein Network Could Provide Insights into Human Obesity
05/29/2015

Yeast Protein Network Could Provide Insights into Human Obesity

Ker Than
A new study by Caltech researchers suggests that yeast could serve as a fast and inexpensive model organism for studying human obesity.
Amgen and Caltech Establish Partnership in Health Sciences
05/28/2015

Amgen and Caltech Establish Partnership in Health Sciences

Stacey Hong
The new, collaborative research agreement will help support research, graduate student training, and provide shared resources.
Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!
05/22/2015

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

On May 22, students celebrated Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
Controlling a Robotic Arm with a Patient's Intentions
05/21/2015

Controlling a Robotic Arm with a Patient's Intentions

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A part of the brain that controls intuitive movement planning could be key to improving motor control in paralyzed patients with prosthetics.