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Matt Thomson Named a Packard Fellow
10/15/2019

Matt Thomson Named a Packard Fellow

Lori Dajose
Thomson, a computational biologist, will receive $875,000 in flexible funding over five years from the Packard Foundation.
Matt Thomson
Expanding Neuroscience's Toolkit
10/14/2019

Expanding Neuroscience's Toolkit

Lori Dajose
Optogenetics, the technique of manipulating individual neurons with light in order to study the brain, gets a futuristic upgrade with the help of machine learning and blood-brain-barrier crossing vectors.
Illustration of a protein
Virtual Reality for Scientists
10/04/2019

Virtual Reality for Scientists

Whitney Clavin
Scientists are getting a new look at their data with the help of virtual reality headsets.
Still from VR lung program.
Rebecca Voorhees Receives Award for High-Risk, High-Reward Research
10/01/2019

Rebecca Voorhees Receives Award for High-Risk, High-Reward Research

Lori Dajose
Voorhees's work on membrane protein complexes holds promise for one day helping to develop more specific, efficient drugs.
Rebecca Voorhees
Otherworldly Worms with Three Sexes Discovered in Mono Lake
09/26/2019

Otherworldly Worms with Three Sexes Discovered in Mono Lake

Lori Dajose
The extreme environment of Mono Lake was thought to only house two species of animals—until now.
An image of a worm
Stewart and Lynda Resnick Pledge $750 Million to Caltech to Support Environmental Sustainability Research
09/26/2019

Stewart and Lynda Resnick Pledge $750 Million to Caltech to Support Environmental Sustainability Research

Kathy Svitil
Commitment will bring together experts across campus, and provide shared facilities with unparalleled instrumentation, to advance bold new solutions to energy and sustainability challenges
Lynda Resnick, Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, and Stewart Resnick
Postdoc Receives $1.5M Award for Exceptional Early-Career Scientists
09/16/2019

Postdoc Receives $1.5M Award for Exceptional Early-Career Scientists

Lori Dajose
Elsy Buitrago-Delgado has been named a 2019 Hanna Gray Fellow. The program supports diversity in biomedical research.
Elsy Buitrago-Delgado
Beyond the Limits of Nature: A Conversation with Kaihang Wang
09/13/2019

Beyond the Limits of Nature: A Conversation with Kaihang Wang

Lori Dajose
Assistant Professor Kaihang Wang works to rewrite the rules of life by tinkering with bacterial genomes.
Kaihang Wang in the laboratory
The Swiss Army Knife of Gene Editing Gets New Control
09/04/2019

The Swiss Army Knife of Gene Editing Gets New Control

Lori Dajose
Caltech bioengineers tweak CRISPR technology to add programmable "on" and "off" switches, making the gene editing tool more controllable
Artist concept of gene editing
A Conversation with Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
08/30/2019

A Conversation with Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Lori Dajose
The most recent addition to the BBE faculty discusses studying the earliest stages of embryonic development, writing a book, and mentoring women in science.
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz