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Biomarker for Parkinson's Disease May Originate in the Gut
02/17/2020

Biomarker for Parkinson's Disease May Originate in the Gut

Lori Dajose
A new study in mice shows that certain hallmarks of Parkinson's disease can originate in the gut and travel to the brain in an age-dependent manner.
Cells of the enteric nervous system are given colorful labels through viral vectors
Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
02/12/2020

Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Stevan Nadj-Perge, Yuki Oka, Joseph Parker, and Omer Tamuz are among 126 early career researchers selected for these prestigious fellowships.
Left to right: Yuki Oka, Stevan Nadj-Perge, Joe Parker, Omer Tamuz
Vilcek Foundation Prize Awarded to Viviana Gradinaru
02/07/2020

Vilcek Foundation Prize Awarded to Viviana Gradinaru

Lori Dajose
Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Engineering Viviana Gradinaru (BS '05) is a recipient of the 2020 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.
Viviana Gradinaru
New Mechanisms Describe How the Genome Regulates Itself
01/15/2020

New Mechanisms Describe How the Genome Regulates Itself

Lori Dajose
A cell's ability to silence its own genes is crucial for proper function. Caltech researchers now know more about how these complicated processes work.
DNA
From the Break Through Campaign: What Makes Up a Mind
01/08/2020

From the Break Through Campaign: What Makes Up a Mind

Since his years as a Caltech graduate student,Ralph Adolphs has wanted to learn how the biological brain produces the intangible mind, what the mind’s basic elements are, and how the two influence each other.
Ralph Adolphs
A Conversation with David Van Valen
01/03/2020

A Conversation with David Van Valen

Lori Dajose
Developing technology to solve biology's biggest challenges
David Van Valen
Protein Signposts Guide Formation of Neural Connections
12/20/2019

Protein Signposts Guide Formation of Neural Connections

Lori Dajose
Researchers determine how two particular cell-surface proteins interact to guide neurons in forming the right connections in the Drosophila optic lobe.
Colorful cells in the adult Drosophila medullary cortex
Library Science: A Conversation with Kara Whatley
12/12/2019

Library Science: A Conversation with Kara Whatley

Judy Hill
Caltech's new librarian on modern librarianship and her goals for supporting Caltech's researchers.
Caltech librarian Kara Whatley
How Interacting with Females Increases Aggression in Male Fruit Flies
12/11/2019

How Interacting with Females Increases Aggression in Male Fruit Flies

Lori Dajose
Why do male flies become more aggressive after encountering females? New research illuminates the brain circuits underlying this behavior.
Two fruit flies fighting
Watson Lecture, December 11: Joe Parker
12/05/2019

Watson Lecture, December 11: Joe Parker

How to Deceive Society: An Insect Masterclass
Closeup of ants.