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04/24/2018

Why We Need Erasable MRI Scans

Whitney Clavin
Gas-filled protein structures could one day be used as "erasable" contrast agents for MRI scans.
Artwork of gas vesicles
04/20/2018

First-ever McConnell Lecture to be Given at Caltech April 24

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Stanford chemist and Nobel laureate William E. Moerner will give inaugural lecture.
Nobel laureate William E. Moerner
04/18/2018

Machine-Learning Software Predicts Behavior of Bacteria

Emily Velasco
Professor of Biochemistry Bil Clemons has developed a software tool that can predict how well bacteria will produce specific proteins needed for pharmaceutical research.
An artist's depiction of a bacterial cell
04/09/2018

Caltech Students and Alumni Receive 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Twenty-seven current students and 11 recent alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.
04/06/2018

Caltech Senior Awarded 2018 Hertz Fellowship

Emily Velasco
Gabby Tender, a senior majoring in chemistry, will receive five years of financial support to pursue a PhD and conduct research of her choice in science, math, or engineering.
A portrait of Gabby Tender
04/05/2018

Caltech Scientists Breed Bacteria That Make Tiny High-Energy Carbon Rings

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Frances Arnold have used directed evolution to breed bacteria that produce synthetically versatile, high-energy carbon rings in an efficient way.
An artist's depiction of a bacterial enzyme and the high-energy carbon ring it created.
03/27/2018

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Announces 2018 Fellows

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering...
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03/16/2018

Taking MRI Technology Down to Micrometer Scales

Mikhail Shapiro and his team are inventing new methods to help doctors better interpret the splotchy shapes of MRI images.
An MRI scan of the head.
03/07/2018

Gift Enables Transformative Advances in Health Care

The Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has extended its partnership with Caltech for a minimum of three more years.
Caltech President, Provost, and HMRI investigators are pictured with Richard Merkin.
03/01/2018

Caltech Announces the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Five alumni will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the Institute bestows upon a graduate.
photo of the Distinguished Alumni Award medal