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Settling the Debate on Serotonin's Role in Sleep
06/24/2019

Settling the Debate on Serotonin's Role in Sleep

Lori Dajose
New research finds that serotonin is necessary for sleep, settling a long-standing controversy.
Stock image of a person sleeping next to an alarm clock
Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., Appointed Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations
06/17/2019

Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., Appointed Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations

A nationally recognized leader, Bailey brings more than two decades of development experience to the campus.
Dexter A. Bailey, Jr.
Caltech Celebrates the Class of 2019
06/14/2019

Caltech Celebrates the Class of 2019

Judy Hill
Caltech celebrated its 125th annual commencement on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Caltech commencement
Students Receive 2019 Awards
06/14/2019

Students Receive 2019 Awards

Emily Velasco
Outstanding students from many disciplines have been presented with awards for their achievements.
A portrait of several students who won the 2019 Robert L. Noland Leadership Award
Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships
06/12/2019

Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships

During the 2018–19 academic year, Caltech recognized three faculty members with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty—a named professorship.
Better Than Nature
06/07/2019

Better Than Nature

Caltech’s Pamela Bjorkman uses leading-edge technologies to view biological structures at the molecular level. Her discoveries plot the course to an HIV vaccine that may protect against the pandemic.
research image from the Bjorkman Lab
Caltech Launches Merkin Institute for Translational Science
05/30/2019

Caltech Launches Merkin Institute for Translational Science

A gift to Break Through: The Caltech Campaign from trustee Richard Merkin will help Caltech scientists and engineers transform discoveries and inventions into advances in human health.
Richard Merkin
Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behaviors in Mice
05/30/2019

Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice.
Artist depiction of bacteria in the gut.
Being Refreshed Is Not The Same As Being Hydrated
05/29/2019

Being Refreshed Is Not The Same As Being Hydrated

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Yuki Oka discover that multiple signals from the throat and the gut contribute to alleviating thirst.
A man cups his hands under a pipe to catch and drink water.
In Situ and Out of Context
05/28/2019

In Situ and Out of Context

In search of inspiration for a senior research project on an opportunistic pathogen, Caltech junior and biology major Jade Livingston assembled an ad hoc think tank of physics and engineering students.
Jade Livingston