The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Caltech professor of biology Doris Tsao (BS '96) as one of 26 new HHMI investigators. Investigators represent some of the nation's top biomedical researchers and receive five years of funding to "move their research in creative new directions."
Caltech oceanographer Andrew Thompson, who uses autonomous underwater instruments and numerical models to study ocean currents and eddies, has been awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
Jamie Bock, professor of physics at Caltech and a senior research scientist at JPL, and Caltech Professor of Physics Christopher Martin were among those receiving NASA Honor Awards in a ceremony on Tuesday, September 16.
Among this year's cadre of returning Caltech students are four seniors—Adam Jermyn, Ann Miao Wang, Charles Tschirhart, and Lawrence Wang—who already have been recognized at the national level for their scholarly and research accomplishments.
Pushpa Neppala (BS '14) is spending her first year of post-Caltech life getting used to life in Finland, where she's studying the role of a gene called CIP2A in neuroblastoma, a cancer that most commonly affects children under the age of five.