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Caltech's "Secrets" to Success

Allison Benter
Everyone who really knows Caltech understands that it is unique among universities around the world. But just what makes Caltech so special? We've asked that question before, and the numbers don't tell the full story. So, is it our focus? Our culture? Our people?

Agapie Wins PECASE

Brian Bell
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Probiotic Therapy Alleviates Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
"Traditional research has studied autism as a genetic disorder and a disorder of the brain, but our work shows that gut bacteria may contribute to ASD-like symptoms in ways that were previously unappreciated," says Sarkis Mazmanian.

Chemical Transformations for Food and Fuel: An Interview with Jonas Peters

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
"Our group is interested in the chemical transformations that are relevant to feeding and fueling the planet. There are two efforts on this campus in artificial photosynthesis, and I participate in both."

SlipChip Counts Molecules with Chemistry and a Cell Phone

Caltech researchers have demonstrated a method for using a lab-on-a-chip device and a cell phone to determine a concentration of molecules, such as HIV RNA molecules, in a sample.

Caltech Names Thomas F. Rosenbaum as New President

Today Caltech announced the appointment of Thomas F. Rosenbaum as the Institute's ninth president. Dr. Rosenbaum is currently the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and provost at the University of Chicago.

Caltech Nobelist Zewail Named to UN Scientific Advisory Board

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Ahmed Zewail, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics, has been selected as one of 26 members of a new U.N. Scientific Advisory Board.

Caltech Named World's Top University in Times Higher Education Global Ranking

Kathy Svitil
For the third year in a row, the California Institute of Technology has been rated the world's number one university in the Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities.

Mark Davis To Receive ACS Gabor A. Somorjai Award

Dr. Mark Davis, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering and Member of City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center's Experimental Therapeutics Program, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the ACS Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis.

Linda Hsieh-Wilson To Receive ACS Horace S. Isbell Award

Dr. Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Professor of Chemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Horace S. Isbell Award from the ACS Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry, which "acknowledges excellence in and promise of continued quality of contribution to research in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry."