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Pioneering Neuroscientist to Kick off New Caltech Lecture Series

Wolfram Schultz, an award-winning neuroscientist and visiting associate at Caltech, will kick off a new distinguished lecture series on June 1 with a discussion on the biology behind learning and decision-making. Schultz, professor of neuroscience at University of Cambridge, has spent his career digging into the nuts and bolts of how neurons in the brain gauge potential rewards and connect them with past experiences. He…

Caltech Researchers Take a Closer Look at Genetic Switches in Cancer

The DPF2 protein controls a genetic switch that tells blood stem cells when to become red and white blood cells. When DPF2 is bound to DNA-protein complexes called nucleosomes at specific regions in the genome,…

NASA to Discuss 2018 Budget Proposal, Provide Virtual Tours of Centers

NASA will hold a series of events Tuesday, May 23, highlighting the agency’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, including a televised State of NASA address by acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Facebook Live virtual tours…

Small-Molecule Talk with Caltech’s New Assistant Professor of Chemistry Alison Ondrus

Alison Ondrus Credit: Caltech New assistant professor of chemistry Alison Ondrus says she’s excited to apply the tools of traditional chemistry to the study of biological problems and thinks Caltech, with its small, interdisciplinary environment,…

Caltech Scientists Look to Skies to Improve Tsunami Detection

Scientists Look to Skies to Improve Tsunami Detection Real-time detection of perturbations of the ionosphere Animation of Oct. 27, 2012, Queen Charlotte Island tsunami Real-time detection of perturbations of the ionosphere caused by the Oct.…

Major Convention for Space Technologists Lands in Pasadena on May 23

Image from Space Tech Expo Website Space Tech Expo USA, one of America’s largest engineering and manufacturing gatherings for space technology, is back in Pasadena…

Caltech Chemistry Professor Awarded Feynman Teaching Prize

Brian Stoltz Credit: Caltech This year, the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching has been awarded to Professor of Chemistry Brian Stoltz, who…

CBS’s “60 Minutes” Visits JPL, Where Scientist Says Life Could Have Existed on Mars Before Earth

JPL scientists exult after Mars rover Curiosity's successful landing in this screengrab from 60 Minutes' report which aired on May 14, 2017. Scientists working at…

Caltech Faculty, Staff, and Students Gearing Up for Summer Research Program

Students who participate in the SURF program are offered undergraduate research opportunities. The days are growing longer, the temperatures are growing warmer, and the Caltech…

Work of Caltech-HMRI Boswell Fellow, Niema Pahlevan PhD, Featured in Latest Edition of Critical Care Medicine

Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) in Pasadena announces publication of “Noninvasive iPhone measurement of left ventricular ejection fraction using intrinsic frequency methodology” in Critical Care Medicine. The study was led by Niema Pahlevan, PhD, now an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at USC and Research Scientist at HMRI, who put together a multidisciplinary team of experts in fluid dynamics, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiology and critical care medicine to accomplish the work. The other authors on the study are Drs. Derek Rinderknecht, Peyman Tavallali, Marianne Razavi, and Prof. Morteza Gharib (all Caltech), Thao Tran, Dr. Robert Kloner and Dr. Marie…

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