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Caltech Neuroscientist Named HHMI Investigator
05/20/2015

Caltech Neuroscientist Named HHMI Investigator

Lorinda Dajose
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Caltech professor of biology Doris Tsao (BS '96) as one of 26 new HHMI investigators. Investigators represent some of the nation's top biomedical researchers and receive five years of funding to "move their research in creative new directions."
Doris Tsao
Do Fruit Flies Have Emotions?
05/14/2015

Do Fruit Flies Have Emotions?

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new Caltech study reveals that fruit flies exhibit the building blocks of emotion.
Caltech's 2015 Watson Fellows
05/06/2015

Caltech's 2015 Watson Fellows

Douglas Smith
Caltech seniors Janani Mandayam Comar and Aaron Krupp have been named 2015 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship winners. Fifty fellows were selected from a pool of nearly 700 candidates.
Caltech's 2015 Watson Fellows, Janani Mandayam Comar and Aaron Krupp.
Four from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences
04/28/2015

Four from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Marianne Bronner, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, and three Caltech alumni have been elected to join the National Academy of Sciences.
Marianne Bronner
Switching on One-Shot Learning in the Brain
04/28/2015

Switching on One-Shot Learning in the Brain

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers find the brain regions responsible for making snap decisions about cause and effect.
How an RNA Gene Silences a Whole Chromosome
04/27/2015

How an RNA Gene Silences a Whole Chromosome

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Researchers have developed a technique to understand the function of a new type of RNA gene and uncover a key role in the development of female organisms.
American Academy Elects Five from Caltech
04/23/2015

American Academy Elects Five from Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Three Caltech faculty and two trustees were named to the 2015 class of fellows for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest honorary societies.
Graduate Student Receives Fellowship for New Americans
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."
Oka Awarded Grant for "Exceptional Young Scientists"
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.
Microbes Help Produce Serotonin in Gut
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.