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How Memories Form and Fade
08/23/2019

How Memories Form and Fade

Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers identify the neural processes that make some memories fade rapidly while other memories persist over time.
memory neurons
Biology and Big Data
08/21/2019

Biology and Big Data

Biologists and bioengineers have amassed countless terabytes of data. Within these vast data sets lie answers to fundamental questions of biology.
Illustration of data points from a large single-cell study
Amgen Foundation Honors David Baltimore with Gift to Support Student Studies in the Life Sciences
08/14/2019

Amgen Foundation Honors David Baltimore with Gift to Support Student Studies in the Life Sciences

The philanthropic arm of the biotechnology company, has committed $7.5 million to graduate fellowships at Caltech. The fellowship program is in the name of Caltech president emeritus and Nobel laureate David Baltimore.
graduate students in Alison Ondrus's lab
Controlling the Shape-Shifting Skeletons of Cells
08/08/2019

Controlling the Shape-Shifting Skeletons of Cells

Lori Dajose
In studying the dynamic skeletons that cells use to move, Caltech researchers develop a new tool for manipulating chemistry and biology
Star-shaped structures called asters are engineered in such a way that their formation is guided by light.
Orchestrating Development in the Fly Embryo
08/01/2019

Orchestrating Development in the Fly Embryo

Lori Dajose
Like conductors of a symphony, two proteins in a fruit fly embryo cue development at the organism's earliest stages.
An image of many red circles with scattered blue dots
Jennifer Lum Named Caltech General Counsel
07/29/2019

Jennifer Lum Named Caltech General Counsel

Jennifer Lum, deputy general counsel at Caltech, has been named the Institute's new general counsel.
Jennifer Lum
Progress Toward an HIV Vaccine
07/29/2019

Progress Toward an HIV Vaccine

Lori Dajose
Two new papers from the Björkman lab describe how HIV's weaknesses can be exploited to prevent or treat infection
Artist concept of a virus
Bronner Named Director of Beckman Institute
07/16/2019

Bronner Named Director of Beckman Institute

Lori Dajose
Marianne Bronner will succeed Dennis Dougherty as the director of Caltech's Beckman Institute.
Marianne Bronner
A Bioengineer's Guide to Design
07/03/2019

A Bioengineer's Guide to Design

Lori Dajose
Drawing upon engineering principles from control theory, new research sets mathematical guidelines for designing molecular circuits in living cells.
A drawing of a cell containing electrical components
Microscopist Receives Queen's Honors
06/24/2019

Microscopist Receives Queen's Honors

Lori Dajose
Alasdair McDowall, AM, PhD, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia by Her Majesty HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo of Alasdair McDowall