News Subscribe via RSS


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jennifer Lum, deputy general counsel at Caltech, has been named the Institute's new general counsel.
Jennifer Lum