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Graduate Student Receives Fellowship for New Americans

Lori Dajose
PhD candidate Mohamad Abedi has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Abedi and 29 other fellows were selected "for their potential to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field."

Creating Targeted Cancer Drugs

Dave Zobel
A new method for detecting and inhibiting a mutation related to cancer targets the protein that exhibits the abnormality rather than the DNA that encodes it. The technique could be expanded to provide a general way of derailing other mutations only when they are actively expressed.

Two Caltech Seniors Win Hertz Fellowships

Douglas Smith
Caltech seniors Adam Jermyn and Charles Tschirhart have been named 2015 Hertz Fellowship winners. Selected from a pool of approximately 800 applicants, the awardees will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies.
2015 Hertz Foundation Fellows Charles Tschirhart (left) and Adam Jermyn (right)

A Spotlight on Inventing

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Caltech professors share their thoughts and experiences on creating new technologies and methods that have changed our world.

Thin Film Clears Path to Solar Fuels

Ker Than
A nickel-oxide protective coating, developed by Caltech chemists, solves a major problem in the development of ways to harness sunlight to generate fuels.

Gray Wins Prestigious Medal for Achievements in Chemistry

Lori Dajose
Harry Gray, the Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and the founding director of the Beckman Institute, was recognized for his "conspicuous achievement in chemistry."

Stoltz Wins Grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Lori Dajose
Professor of Chemistry Brian Stoltz has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s Postdoctoral Program in Environmental 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...

Thomas F. Miller wins the ACS Physical Chemistry "Early Career" Award

Thomas F. Miller III, Professor of Chemistry, has won the 2015 ACS Physical Chemistry Division "Early Career" Award, which recognizes "outstanding contributions in experimental and theoretical physical chemistry by young investigators."

Chemists Solve Key Cellular Puzzle

Jon Nalick
X-ray “vision” helps scientists determine the structure of a transport channel that is vital for cell survival