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Jorgensen Laboratory Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Katie Neith
The recent renovations of the Jorgensen Laboratory included many upgrades that were designed to reflect Caltech's commitment to sustainability. Now the building has achieved LEED Platinum certification, the highest honor of the U.S. Green Building Council.

TEDxCaltech: Surmounting the Blood-Brain Barrier

Kimm Fesenmaier
The brain needs its surroundings to be just right. That is, unlike some internal organs, such as the liver, which can process just about anything that comes its way, the brain needs to be protected and to have a chemical environment with the right balance of proteins, sugars, salts, and other metabolites.

Caltech Chemical Engineer Frances Arnold Awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Kimm Fesenmaier
Frances H. Arnold, a leader in the field of protein engineering and a member of the faculty at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been named one of 11 inventors who are the recipients of the 2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The announcement was made by the White House on December 21.

Unlocking New Talents in Nature

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers have engineered new versions of the enzyme cytochrome P450, unlocking its ability to drive a completely different and synthetically useful reaction that does not take place in nature.

Agapie Wins ACS Award

Brian Bell
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Caltech Modeling Feat Sheds Light on Protein Channel's Function

Kimm Fesenmaier
Chemists at Caltech have managed, for the first time, to simulate the biological function of a channel called the Sec translocon, which allows specific proteins to pass through membranes. The result is a detailed molecular understanding of how the translocon works.

Institute of Medicine Elects Barton

Brian Bell
Jacqueline K. Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor and professor of chemistry and chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. As the health arm of the National Academies, the IOM is recognized as "a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on human health issues."

Reisman Wins ACS Award

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

Kathy Svitil
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been rated the world's number one university in the 2012–2013 Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities.

John Brady Wins Fluid Dynamics Prize

Brian Bell
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A portrait of Kavya Sreedhar. She wears a maroon blouse and white cardigan sweater