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A Laser Focus on Finding Better Ways to Make Renewable Fuels

Whitney Clavin
Caltech scientists are using lasers to create new and interesting solar-fuel catalysts.
Picture of Jay Winkler in the lab.

Caltech Announces the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Caltech has announced five recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumni Award.
photo of the Distinguished Alumni Award medal

Jane Raymond, Longtime Chemistry Instructor, Dies at 80

Emily Velasco
Jane Shell Raymond, who was an undergraduate chemistry instructor at Caltech for 32 years, has died at age 80.
A black-and-white portrait of Jane Raymond

Dietary Fiber Helps Clump Material in Your Gut

Whitney Clavin
A new study in mice shows dietary fiber promotes the aggregation of gut particles.
plate of fiber-rich foods

Frances Arnold Wins 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science

Elise Cutts
Frances H. Arnold has been named the winner of the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science.

Vilcek Foundation Prize Awarded to Mikhail Shapiro

Elise Cutts
Mikhail Shapiro wins prize for immigrant biomedical scientists.
Mikhail Shapiro

Caltech Chemists Win 2019 American Chemical Society National Awards

Whitney Clavin
David Tirrell, Harry Gray, and Bryan Hunter are being honored with American Chemical Society National Awards.
photo of Harry Gray, Bryan Hunter, and David Tirrell

Synthetic Chemistry Takes Anti-Cancer Compounds out of the Sea Slug and into the Lab

Emily Velasco
A research team led by Brian Stoltz has invented a new method for creating the bis-THIQ class of compounds.
A black-and-white sea slug crawls over an ocean bottom.

Jacqueline Barton Wins National Academy of Sciences Prize

Whitney Clavin
The 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences goes to Jacqueline Barton.
Jacqueline Barton

Mission IMPossible

Caltech biochemistry professor Bil Clemons is on a mission to take some of the guesswork out of how we study integral membrane proteins (IMPs).
photo of Bil Clemens with graduate student Shyam Saladi