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Mark Konishi, Renowned Neuroethologist, Dies at 87
08/13/2020

Mark Konishi, Renowned Neuroethologist, Dies at 87

Lori Dajose
Neuroscientist Mark Konishi passed away on July 23 at the age of 87.
Masakazu (Mark) Konishi next to a microscope
Van Valen Named 2020 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
08/07/2020

Van Valen Named 2020 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

Lori Dajose
David Van Valen (PhD '11) has been named a 2020 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar for his research into viruses.
David Van Valen
Famous Economics Experiment Reproduced Thousands of Times
08/03/2020

Famous Economics Experiment Reproduced Thousands of Times

Whitney Clavin
By partnering with an online educational company, Caltech economists have rigorously tested a simple market experiment.
Stock photo of farmers' market.
Merkin Institute Catalyzes COVID-19 Research at Caltech
08/03/2020

Merkin Institute Catalyzes COVID-19 Research at Caltech

Davin Malasarn
The Richard N. Merkin Institute for Translational Research funds 21 projects and working groups to fight COVID-19.
coronavirus image
Decoding the Language of Cellular Messaging
07/17/2020

Decoding the Language of Cellular Messaging

Lori Dajose
A protein acts as a Swiss Army knife in order to encode several different messages, researchers find.
A cross section of a fruit fly embryo
Imaging Enzyme Activity with Ultrasound
07/16/2020

Imaging Enzyme Activity with Ultrasound

Emily Velasco
Researchers "borrow" microscopic flotation device from bacteria to make enzyme activity visible to ultrasound.
An artist's representation of a cell with gas-filled vesicles inside.
Molecular "Tails" Are Secret Ingredient for Gene Activation in Humans, Yeast, and Other Organisms
07/14/2020

Molecular "Tails" Are Secret Ingredient for Gene Activation in Humans, Yeast, and Other Organisms

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Paul Sternberg discover how diverse forms of life are able to use the same cellular machinery for DNA transcription.
An RNA Polymerase II enzyme (blue blob) reads a strand of DNA (red string) and makes an RNA copy of it (green string).
Machine Learning Helps Robot Swarms Coordinate
07/13/2020

Machine Learning Helps Robot Swarms Coordinate

Robert Perkins
Robots in a swarm learn on the fly how to move through spaces without bumping into one another
Robot swarm
Richard Murray Named Chair of Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
06/30/2020

Richard Murray Named Chair of Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

Lori Dajose
Murray succeeds Steve Mayo, who served as chair from 2010–2020
Richard Murray
"Where are My Keys?" and Other Memory-Based Choices Probed in the Brain
06/25/2020

"Where are My Keys?" and Other Memory-Based Choices Probed in the Brain

Whitney Clavin
Researchers from Caltech and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center visualize how memories are selectively retrieved in the brain.
Artwork of the brain.