Caltech Biologist Named MacArthur Fellow

Sarkis Mazmanian, a microbiology expert at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) whose studies of human gut bacteria have revealed new insights into how these microbes can be beneficial, was named a MacArthur Fellow and awarded a five-year, $500,000 “no strings attached” grant.

Connecting the Dots

A multidisciplinary approach to building implantable neural devices could help blind people see, paralyzed people stand, and even endow robotic limbs with a sense of touch.

Different Minds

Llike the autism spectrum itself, the spectrum of autism research at Caltech also runs a gamut.

From Dendrites to Decisions

For a dozen or so Caltech faculty, learning about learning has become a scientific endeavor.

Sex, Flies, and Videotape

A Caltech neurobiologist, a computer scientist, and a bioengineer turn to the fruit fly to try to understand emotion.

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