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Electrons Use DNA Like a Wire for Signaling DNA Replication

Whitney Clavin
A Caltech-led study has shown that the electrical wire-like behavior of DNA is involved in the molecule's replication.
Illustration of DNA replication

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Warren G. Schlinger

Kathy Svitil
Chemical engineer and philanthropist Warren G. Schlinger (BS '44, MS '46, PhD '49), a pioneer in the development of processes to produce clean energy from traditional fossil fuel sources, passed away on February 10, 2017. He was 93 years old.
Katharine Stewart Schlinger and Warren G. Schlinger at the 2010 dedication of Caltech's Warren and Katharine Schlinger Laboratory for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Three Alumni Inducted to NAE

Three Caltech alumni have been elected as members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
logo of the National Academy of Engineering on a blue background

Protein Chaperone Takes Its Job Seriously

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers are learning more about how ribosome chaperones work, showing that one particular chaperone binds to its protein client almost like a glove fitting a hand.
structural rendering of ribosomal protein

Politics and American Higher Education

Judy Hill
Four presidents discuss the role of institutions of higher education in times of political change and social turmoil.
photo of panelists

Frances Arnold Wins National Academy of Sciences' Sackler Prize

Whitney Clavin
The National Academy of Sciences has awarded Frances Arnold the 2017 Sackler Prize for her work on directed evolution.
Frances Arnold

Remembering Caltech Crystallographer Richard Marsh

Richard Marsh, a crystallographer, colleague, mentor, and friend to generations of scientists, passed away on January 3, 2017, at the age of 94.
Richard Marsh with Linus Pauling

Andre Hoelz receives Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Andre Hoelz, Assitant Professor of Biochemistry, has received the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar...

Kingston, Ontario highlights CCE's Anton Toutov for important discovery

The recent discovery of potassium catalysts for the synthesis of organosilanes has reached the news in Kingston, where CCE graduate student Anton Toutov began his path in Chemistry.

Mitchio Okumura wins the ACS Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry

Mitchio Okumura, Professor of Chemical Physics, has won the 2015 ACS Award in Experimental...