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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.
How Young Embryos Conduct Quality Control
06/12/2020

How Young Embryos Conduct Quality Control

Lori Dajose
At a critical stage of gestation, embryos keep themselves healthy by getting rid of defective cells.
A series of images of mouse embryos with cells labeled in red and turquoise
Faces, Bodies, Spiders, and Radios: How the Brain Represents Visual Objects
06/04/2020

Faces, Bodies, Spiders, and Radios: How the Brain Represents Visual Objects

Lori Dajose
With the help of machine learning, Caltech researchers discover a map of visual objects in the brain.
Artist's rendition of layers of the brain representing different objects
The Lonely Idea: A limited-series podcast from Caltech
05/29/2020

The Lonely Idea: A limited-series podcast from Caltech

Jon Nalick
The new six-episode series explores how key Caltech technological and scientific breakthroughs come to be.
Cube-pattern
Social Science in the Time of COVID: A Conversation with Ralph Adolphs
05/29/2020

Social Science in the Time of COVID: A Conversation with Ralph Adolphs

Emily Velasco
Ralph Adolphs and colleagues from Caltech and beyond are conducting an internet-based longitudinal study of how people's emotions and social behavior are changing during a global pandemic.
A portrait of Ralph Adolphs. He wears a light blue collard shirt.
New Insights into Early Embryonic Development
05/11/2020

New Insights into Early Embryonic Development

Lori Dajose
New insights into the architecture of embryos at a crucial period of development may explain why some pregnancies fail at an early stage.
Illustration of an egg-shaped embryo with a layer of cells
Seeing Through Opaque Media
05/11/2020

Seeing Through Opaque Media

Robert Perkins
A new technique could one day allow researchers to peer inside living flesh
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Understanding Congenital Heart Defects, One Chicken at a Time
05/04/2020

Understanding Congenital Heart Defects, One Chicken at a Time

Lori Dajose
A new study reveals the genetic code that reprograms certain stem cells to behave like other stem cells
A chicken embryo heart with neural crest cells labeled in green
Two Faculty Members Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences
04/30/2020

Two Faculty Members Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

Emily Velasco
Doris Tsao (BS '96) and John Brady are joined by five Caltech alumni this year.
The seal of the National Academy of Sciences